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.