The Power Rangers brand has been around for decades, and there have been quite a few video game adaptations over the years. Rumors have been swirling for a while now about the next Power Rangers game, and today it was officially unveiled. Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this April, and it's also coming to Steam at a later date.
Battle for the Grid is described as a "high fidelity fighting game" with cross-platform play across the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC versions. It doesn't sound like PlayStation 4 fans will have the same ability, but perhaps it can be patched in at a later date. The game is available for pre-order now at www.battleforthegrid.com with a price tag of $19.99.
There's also a $39.99 Digital Collector's Edition 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 Evo II and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink Ranger character skins. Anyone who pre-orders either version will receive an exclusive bonus of the Green Ranger V2 character skin and a digital art book.
Taehoon Kim, co-founder and CEO of developer nWay, had this to say about the upcoming fighter:
"Power Rangers fans have been asking for a high fidelity fighting game on console and PC that match up iconic Rangers and villains across the expansive Power Rangers multiverse for quite some time now. We wanted to deliver this to the fans and make sure it has cross-play and cross-progression capabilities as we believe playing with friends across multiple platforms at the same time is where the future of gaming is headed." — Taehoon Kim
nWay describes Battle for the Grid as "an easy to learn but hard to master fighting game that delivers a modern take on the Power Rangers franchise." It features a "streamlined combat system" and "simplified controls" that are welcoming to newcomers, but it also promises depth for intense and experienced competitors. New content and game modes are planned to roll out throughout the year.
Source: nWay press release