Well, seeing how we weren’t supposed to talk about the game until next week, I suppose we can now.
Calling all you Power Ranger fans, this one is for you as nWay, the developer and publisher of Power Ranger Legacy Wars, has announced a new Power Ranger fighting game. Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, which is being released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and later this year for PC.
There will be two versions of the game that will be available this April 2019. A standard version priced at $19.99, with a special digital collector’s edition at $39.99. The latter includes three new characters, their arcade story, and a new warrior skin, exclusive Lord Drakkon Evo II and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink Ranger character skins as the season one pass.
Unlike conventional fighting games, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid will abandon the quarter-circle moves. So no fireball motions that we’ve been practicing since we were children. Instead, nWay is claiming the game will have a simplified control system. I’m not sure what that means, but it does seem very familiar to another fighting game that looked to do the same. Does anyone remember Rising Thunder?
After a bit of digging, we also found out that nWay has tapped fighting game professional, Justin Wong, and possibly a few more. This definitely means this isn’t just a port of their mobile game and that nWay is serious on making sure this game will be taken seriously.
Lots of you guys asking me about @Battle4TheGrid but I can’t answer all of your questions.
Just know there are a lot of people working very hard to make sure this game is great and it brings out the POWER RANGER love :) pic.twitter.com/zA03aim1hP
— Justin Wong (@JWonggg) January 18, 2019
While it wasn’t stated on which Power Rangers will be included, the information we were passed did mention 25 years of rangers. Which hopefully means there’s going to be a huge selection of characters to choose from. There will also be online tournaments, where you’ll be able to compete against other players for bragging rights. As well as rotating missions throughout the year, so that there’s also ways something new going on in the game.
The biggest draw for the game, however, is that the game will include cross-platform play across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Meaning it won’t matter what system you, your friends or your worst enemy is one. You’ll be able to slug it out no matter the system you own. The will also support cross-progression on the Xbox One, Switch, and PC.
Update: nWay replied back. The game is using the Unity game engine.
It’s Morphin’ Time!