A new era of Saban’s Power Rangers begins this year as the perennial top 10 NPD Group action brand takes new shape under Hasbro ownership.

As announced during Toy Fair last year, new toys will become available beginning in April, along with a new game. Hasbro and Lionsgate teamed with nWay, the developer and publisher behind the mobile game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, for a new cross-platform fighting game, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. The game will be available as a digital download first on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in April, with a PC release later this year.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid pits new and classic Rangers and villains against each other in team battles. Cross-play is available on multiple platforms, with all players whether on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC, placed in the same player pool with the ability to compete against each other in real-time. A player’s mission progress is saved to travel with them, even if they switch platforms.

Original Green Ranger, Jason David Frank is on board for the marketing for the game, which includes an exclusive Green Ranger V2 character skin and a digital art book. Additionally, a special Digital Collector’s Edition will be available including 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. The game is up for pre-order now.

Following the Toy Fair announcement that Hasbro would take over as master toy partner for Power Rangers—replacing long-time licensee, Bandai—the Rhode Island-based toy company purchased Power Rangers and other franchises from Saban Brands in May.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.