Hasbro Shuts Down Unlicensed My Little Pony Fighting Game

by Kyle Hilliard on Feb 09, 2013 at 11:39 AM

A group calling themselves Mane6 has been working on an unlicensed fighting game based on the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV show for the last two years. Unfortunately, Hasbro has shut the project down.

According to the group's official blog, Hasbro sent them a cease and desist letter asking them, "to cease game development, remove any materials that might contain My Little Pony characters, names, locations or related elements from the sites we control (Our site, our youtube, our twitch), and 'cease any further use of [their] MY LITTLE PONY property'."

Mane6 has complied with Hasbro's request, removing all content from their site.

Mane 6 has responded to Hasbro's letter saying, "We have attempted negotiating with Hasbro for the continued use of the property in our non-profit, voluntary project, but so far we haven't received an answer."

There is one Hasbro approved My Little Pony game that you can play for iOS. We spoke to producer Barnabé Anglade about it, and you can read the interview here.

[via Joystiq and Kotaku]