The Power Rangers are an evergreen brand. Much like Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and others, the Ranger IP is still to this day a heavy hitter with both kids and their nostalgic parents alike.
The modern gaming front for Power Rangers has been divided between some mediocre console titles and some stellar mobile games. Word from the shady folks at 4Chan is that nWay, developer of the mega popular Power Rangers Legacy Wars on iOS and Android is adapting that game to consoles and PC as “Power Rangers Battle for the Grid”.
The 4Chan leaker provided a very convincing video and blurb on the game:
For over 25 years Power Rangers has been one of the most popular franchises in the world. As a perennial Top 10 NPD Action Brand, the globally renowned brand has spawned hit TV shows, movies, toys, comics, live entertainment and games. Today, nWay, the developer and publisher behind Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the hit multiplayer mobile game with over 45 million downloads, is partnering with Hasbro and global content leader Lionsgate to announce Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. The new cross-platform fighting game will be available as a digital download for $19.99 first on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in April 2019, and then as a PC release later in the year.
The game is now available for pre-order at www.battleforthegrid.com with those ordering prior to launch receiving an exclusive bonus of the Green Ranger V2 character skin and a digital art book. In addition, a special Digital Collector’s Edition will be available to pre-order for $39.99, which contains the full game download, Season One Pass (which will include three new characters, their Arcade story, and a new warrior skin), and exclusive Lord Drakkon V2 and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink Ranger character skins.
Is this real? 99% most likely yes. The main question is if the game will retain a paper/rock/scissors style of play like it’s mobile cousin or if it will be a proper fighting game.