Gameloft's anticipated take on MLP:FiM has been released! Unfortunately, it's only available in Australia and New Zealand at time of writing, but its download page (the iTunes NZ site is linked above) has plenty for you to slobber over even if you can't yet get it working on your iPhone or iPad. More after the break!
Update: The app is now available in the US. Find it here!
Update #2: The android version can be found here.
Update #3: Looking for a boatload of friends? Check out EQD's official name share post.
Currently, it appears the game contains elements of both single-player adventure and town-building. Development by Gameloft as well as the inclusion of dialogue from the show's VA's both bode well for its success. Have some copypasta:
"Saddle up for adventure with Twilight Sparkle & friends! After being locked away in the moon for centuries, Nightmare Moon is set free and spreading night across Ponyville! Only Twilight Sparkle and her friends can free Ponyville from her grasp and bring light and friendship back to the land. Help them rebuild the town and reach their dreams in exciting quests!
✰ Your favorite ponies are here: Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack and more!
✰ Make your Ponyville the most magical place in Equestria.
✰ Play fun mini-games with your ponies: Ball Bounce, Apple-Picking and Magic Wings!
✰ Interact with your friends and feel the Magic of Friendship!
✰ Enjoy official TV show voice talents featured in the game!"
Installation instructions for those outside the game's release area (courtesy of Lusht on Reddit):
1. Log out of your iTunes account.
2. Download the app.
3. When given the option, create a new ID. Don't set up payment, as you'll need to provide valid billing information from Australia or New Zealand.
4. Download the app (it's free).
Unfortunately, I'm without an iDevice, so I'm assigning this one to you guys. Play it and report back!