Horsepower coming to consoles
It’s taken almost five long years, but indie outfit Mane6 has announced that its equestrian hoof-’em-up is kickin’ the dirt, snortin’ steam, and getting ready to let rip on console platforms — Them’s Fightin’ Herds will finally come galloping onto PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms this fall.
Originally released for Steam Early Access way back in 2018, before receiving its full PC release in the spring of 2020, Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a hyper-stylized 2D fighter that sees some very silly mares duking it out in some hard hoofin’ one-on-one action. From crazy-eyed alpacas and magical unicorns, to yee-hawing ponies and even a grumpy lil’ goat, TFH combines cartoon quality art and animation with solid, old-school mechanics for a unique fighting game experience.
Originally conceived as a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan game, developer Mane6 quickly readjusted its design plans when Hasbro lawyers came a’callin. This proved to be the best thing that could happen for the project, however, and with fresh designs from Friendship is Magic creator Lauren Faust at hand, the Mane6 team embarked on its own original scrapper. A true passion project, Them’s Fightin’ Herds has seen more intensive and passionate developer support than many fighters 50 times its size and popularity.
The console edition of Them’s Fightin’ Herds will launch for $19.99. A Deluxe Edition, available for $39.99, includes a season pass for four new upcoming characters, as well as new stages and other cosmetics. You can check out all of the details by moseying on over to the Maximum Games Store.