So…there’s a new Power Rangers game in the works, and this time it’s a 2D fighter instead of a beat ’em up! Based on the trailer, it looks like we’ll not only get to fight villains in this one, but also finally settle which ranger is objectively the best!
The new game is called Power Rangers:: Battle for the Grid. It’s already up for pre-order and will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this April. It’ll also be getting a PC release later this year. So no limitations to platform. Yay! What’s also great is that the game will feature cross-platform play from the very start. What kind of fighting game is it though? Well that’s something best answered by the folks behind it.
“Power Ranger: Battle for the Grid is an easy to learn but hard to master fighting game that delivers a modern take on the Power Rangers franchise. The game features stunning graphics with vivid details and pits new and classic Rangers and villains against each other in team battles. Featuring a streamlined combat system, the game welcomes newcomers to the genre with simplified controls, while maintaining depth and detail for more intense and experienced competitors. Players will be challenged to test their skills online against friends and other players around the world, providing endless replayability. With new content and game modes releasing throughout the year, the game will continuously offer the community new ways to play and compete.”
Key features include heroes, villains and settings drawn from the Ranger’s entire 25 year history; no overly-complex inputs that only insanely dedicated players can master; Online play, and cross-progression (can play your same character on any platform). The game will be selling for $20 initially, so it should be something worht picking up if they don’t botch the gameplay. (Please don’t botch the gameplay. PLEASE!)
Check out more details on the official site.
Are you excited for a Power Rangers fighting game? What do you want to see from it?
Lede image is official key art