Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Available Today
New fighting video game features Rangers and villains from 25 years of Power Rangers history
SAN FRANCISCO – MARCH 26, 2019 – nWay, the developer and publisher behind Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the hit multiplayer mobile game with over 50 million downloads, today announced the release of its new console game, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. Developed in partnership with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Lionsgate, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is the first Power Rangers console game to pit new and classic Rangers and villains from the multiverse’s 25-year history against one another in epic team battles. It’s available today as a digital download for $19.99 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and on PC later in the year.
“We wanted to make this the best Power Rangers game yet so we focused on each character's detail and history and worked closely with Hasbro and Lionsgate to respect the Power Rangers IP,” said Taehoon Kim, co-founder and CEO of nWay. “At the same time, we wanted to make this a true fighting game that everyone from novices to pros could enjoy, so we consulted with senior members of the fighting game community like Justin Wong and employed MvC legend Daniel “Clockw0rk” Maniago to lead combat design. The end result is that Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a full-fledged MvC style 3v3 tag fighting game.”
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid emphasizes accessibility without sacrificing depth and complexity. The controls promote simplicity and fluidity, enabling beginners to enjoy the combat system while encouraging advanced players to delve into gameplay mechanics which include real-time assist takeover, dynamic defense through push blocking and aerial guard, customizable juggle combos, and a unique Megazord comeback mode.
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid can be played online and offline. In online mode, players are matched against similarly skilled players from across the world in Ranked Mode to compete for League Points or just for fun with no points lost in Casual Mode. Players can play offline against another player or the computer in Versus Mode or fight in Arcade Mode to experience a series of battles that ultimately ends against a final boss. There is also a Training Mode which will allow players to hone their skills against an AI led player and a Tutorial to teach players the game’s core mechanics.
“We are excited to build upon the success of our mobile game, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, to bring Power Rangers fans a world class fighting game experience built from the ground up for console and PC,” said Daniel Engelhardt, Senior Vice President of Interactive Ventures & Games at Lionsgate. “We’re tapping into all 25 years of this iconic, perennial Top 10 NPD Action Brand to give Power Rangers fans something they haven’t seen before.”
At launch, players get:
- 9 Characters to choose from (Jason Lee Scott, Tommy Oliver, Gia Moran, Ranger Slayer, Magna Defender, Kat Manx, Mastodon Sentry, Goldar, Lord Drakkon)
- 3 Ultras (Dino Megazord, Dragonzord, Mega Goldar)
- 5 Arenas (Zordon’s Training Room, Harwood County Warzone, Mystic Forest, Lord Drakkon’s Throne Room, Command Center); and
- 120 Collectible Banners.
Those who pre-ordered the Collectors Edition will receive, in addition to the digital game download and a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger Green Ranger v2 skin, a Season One Pass (including three new characters and a new warrior skin), Lord Drakkon Evo II skin and a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger Pink Ranger skin.
“Power Rangers has been a great addition to Hasbro’s portfolio of brands and we're excited to introduce fans to a new fighting game experience on console,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Affairs at Hasbro. “Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid makes the brand’s core elements of fun and teamwork available to fans on new platforms.”
nWay is the game studio behind Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and ChronoBlade. The company’s proprietary engine makes fast-paced, synchronous multiplayer gameplay possible across multiple gaming platforms. Based in San Francisco and Seoul, nWay is comprised of leading developers and senior executives from Sony, Electronic Arts, WB Games, LucasArts, Kabam, Nexon and NCSoft. Collectively, the team has contributed to over a dozen hit mobile, console, and online games, including Marvel Contest of Champions, Injustice, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Dominations, FIFA, Battlefield Online, Lineage II, and Warhammer. nWay is backed by Ridge Ventures, March Capital, Baseline Ventures, Translink Capital, and WI Harper. For more information, visit www.nway.com.
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