It's always a bummer when companies don't want fans going anywhere near their IPs. That was the case with Mane6's My Little Pony: Fighting, which was actually an EVO candidate too, up until Hasbro sent a cease and desist letter. Well, after being shut down for a time, MLP: Fighting is back in business with support from series producer Lauren Faust.
The bad news is that Hasbro still won't give permission to Mane6 for continuing the game, but with Faust's support, MLP: Fighting will live on -- just with a few changes. For one, the roster is being revamped with new characters in a new setting, though moves, mechanics, and the game's style remain the same.
Not to worry though, because Faust is on board to help them out with the whole new cast. The team posted her statement on their blog:
Hey folks! I’m so super psyched to be a part of this! I hope I can do my little part to help Mane6 finish up this game in a way that stays true to the spirit of the original—but in a way that can freely be shared! I hope you like what we come up with. -LF
Hasbro certainly is protective of their properties. Some companies seem okay with fan content as long as they're not making a profit off their creations. Mane6 had used MLP: Fighting to raise money for charity, but that was really it.