My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic (Tribute Edition)
Just gonna say it ... the sprites for Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash are suspiciously good, and I suspect they're the real thing leaked by one of the original team. The palette swapping, online play, and so on is also above and beyond what I'd expect from a hack. There have been similar hacks with Dash and Fluttershy before, but the sprites were always much more awkwardly ripped than this, from what I've seen anyway - I haven't looked into it much. Now I'm curious.
There are little things - the color palettes on Rainbow Dash are a little screwed up around the edges (it's visible on the Firefly palette for a start), Dash's animation seems a little inconsistent at times, and Fluttershy's bear is badly animated - but I find it very hard to believe that this isn't based on the real, unreleased game. Fluttershy's gameplay is fascinating - very unusual and very in-character. It's also notable that Mane6 made a statement that they were not involved with Pony product and had not been in a long time exactly one month ago. Is someone going to get attacked by Hasbro over this?
New win poses and animations all over the place, some of which look unfinished, all of which look like Mane6's work. This must be the real thing surely. The computer AI is so difficult I thought I was completely unable to do a quarter-circle. No, it's just shutting me down before I can pull off these moves successfully. Jesus, this thing is hard.
Trixie, Derpy, Gilda and Octavia are all shown as unlockable characters but don't appear in the game files. Again, this suggests this is from an unfinished build where those characters were being planned. Rainbow Dash still has the silly non-animated "dance" temped in as her win pose as well, again suggesting this is taken from a Mane6 unfinished build.
The only other real possibility is that someone had full-quality gameplay footage in the correct resolution and ripped the material very well, but that's much more farfetched. Occam's razor? It's the real deal.
Holy crap, the official Derpy splash art was briefly released and then taken down. The same artist also did official splash art for Trixie, Gilda and Octavia. This is actually in the works.
https://24.media.tumblr.com/794b764a0d3 ... 1_1280.png
The trailer also boasts of a lot of rebalancing and playtesting. So as far as I can tell, one of the people working on the game refused to cease and desist, and continued on with it. Maybe even just a playtester. But shit is going down.
Memnok88 aka High Voltage, whose own OC's palette is in the game for Applejack ...
He is capable of a full playthrough, says AI fixes are coming ... "AI needs some work to say the least. But that's on it's way."
Some characters don't have three levels of supers yet either. This is all ... hmm.
There's also the matter of the work-in-progress Legends of Equestria modding ...
http://www.ponychan.net/chan/collab/res ... html#46241