Red Samurai Ranger Now Playable in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Red Samurai Ranger Now Playable in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Red Samurai Ranger Now Playable in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, the fan favorite fighting game from developer nWay, in partnership with Hasbro and Lionsgate, today announced the release of its second character for Season 3, Lauren Shiba, also known as the Red Samurai Ranger. 

Players can digitally purchase the new character on PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop, Microsoft Store, Steam or Stadia for $5.99 or the full Season 3 Pass for $14.99, which includes RJ, Lauren Shiba, and an additional soon to be revealed character, along with the bonus Phantom Beast King skin for Dai Shi which is exclusive to the Season Pass. 

Available as of 9/15/2020:

  • Lauren Shiba, Super Samurai Red Ranger ($5.99)
  • Sweet, tough and kind-hearted, Lauren Shiba took over the role of Red Samurai Ranger momentarily and led the team against Nighlok. Lauren spent her life mastering the sealing symbol in secret, while her younger brother Jayden led the Samurai Rangers until her return. After Lauren used the Sealing Symbol on Master Xandred, she relinquished her leadership role back to Jayden to finish the fight.

    Lauren Shiba's combat style is heavily influenced by traditional samurai sword fighting. From dashing in for close combat with her to her quick jab attack using the butt of her sword, this Red Samurai Ranger proves to be a threat even with and without her weapon drawn. In addition to her Samuraizer Sword techniques, Lauren will be the most agile ranger to enter the Grid thanks to her special dash mechanic and double jumps.

    Additional Season 3 Content Available Now:

    • Robert “RJ” James, Jungle Fury Purple Ranger ($5.99)
      Courageous as a wolf, Robert “RJ” James joins as the Jungle Fury Rangers’ mentor before revealing that he is the Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger. Originally trained under his father, Master Finn, RJ rejected the Shark Style and instead adopted the wolf spirit for combat. When he is not fighting alongside the Rangers, he runs the Jungle Karma Pizza parlor that also acts as their headquarters.

      RJ, as the Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger, embodies the Wolf Animal Spirit. His fighting style derives primarily from the traditional Muay Thai style, clearly expressed through his barrage of elbow-and-knees-based attacks. As a momentum-based melee fighter, RJ overwhelms his foes with an oppressive litany of strikes, inevitably breaking their defenses.

    • New Character Skin: Phantom Beast King Skin for Dai Shi (Free with Purchase of Season 3 Pass)

    When Jellica freed the Phantom Beast Generals, they turned on her before using their powers to make Dai Shi the Phantom Beast King. With the Phantom Beast Generals and his new power, Dai Shi was able to defeat the Rangers time after time until finally Jarrod was able to break through Dai Shi’s control and weaken him enough that the protectors were able to destroy the evil spirit once and for all. This skin is exclusive to Season 3 Pass.

    • New Ultra (Free): Samurai Megazord

    We are united! Call up the power of the Samurai Megazord to assist your team in battle.

    • Megazord Revamp (Free)

    Megazord Ultra activation conditions have been revamped. Instead of requiring at least one character to be knocked out, you can now activate your Ultra based on the consumption of the Megazord Revenge Meter.

    Upcoming Content:

  • To-Be-Revealed New Character ($5.99)

  • In addition to the digital release, Lauren Shiba is also included as bonus content to the physical release of Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Collector’s Edition on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, which will be sold for $29.99. The physical Collector’s Edition will land in stores on October 13th and will include all of the content of the Standard Edition, plus the complete Season One Pass, Lord Drakkon Evo II skin, Kimberly Hart Pink Ranger skin, and Lauren Shiba bonus character. Pre-order is now available at major game retailers. Those who pre-order will receive two copies of the Green Ranger V2 skin -- one for themselves and one to give to a friend.

    Follow Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for announcements on additional Season 3 content release.

    Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid pits current and classic Power Rangers and villains from the multiverse’s over 25 year history against one another in epic 3v3 tag team battles. The controls promote simplicity and fluidity, enabling beginners to enjoy the combat system and encouraging advanced players to delve into its 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 supports full crossplay across PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC and Stadia. More information is at