If you weren't around back in march, a company called River Horse has obtained the license to create an official Friendship is Magic pen and paper RPG. They had a short demonstration in an interview. You can watch that one over here.
Fast forward to today, we have a new update released to their fans via email on the project, including some concept art (above). Get the full announcement below the break!
Friendship is Magic
Some months ago we released the information that we were working hard on our next game and, as we work with manufacturers to bring you the magic of Labyrinth late this summer, we thought we would give you a sneak peek at our next game, which has an entirely different type of magic.
Planned for release Winter 2016, Tails of Equestria is a role-playing game based in the fantastic world of My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic. Players will find themselves creating their own pony-adventurer, with unique cutie marks, colours and talents. The PCs (Pony Characters, of course!) will then face amazing challenges and learn that to prosper they will have to harness all six elements of harmony, and the most important power of all - friendship! Check out above the amazing concept artwork for the magic-using Unicorn who will feature on the cover the book, courtesy of talented artist Amy Mebberson!
I took a moment to talk to the writer of Tails of Equestria, Alessio Cavatore and to ask why we chose it as our next product, this was what he had to say;
"I wanted to write this game because I both love My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic, after watching every single episode of the TV show (repeatedly!) with my seven-year old daughter. As a professional geek, I also love role-playing games and the fantasy elements that permeate Equestria and its denizens convinced me that the two together would make a great game."
And so, Tails of Equestria is shaping up to be a fantastic introduction to the world of role-playing games as well as a joyous romp through Equestria for older fans of the show!