Cutting-edge game developer nWay, in partnership with Lionsgate and Saban Brands, creators of the iconic Power Rangers franchise, today revealed the first screenshot and game details for Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the real-time multiplayer PvP fighting game set to be released in March 2017 for iOS and Android devices.
Power Rangers: Legacy Wars marks the first video game to feature Power Rangers from Lionsgate’s highly anticipated feature film releasing March 24, 2017. Also featured in the game are iconic, past and present Rangers and villains from the Power Rangers television franchise, one of the longest running kids action series in television history currently in its 24th season.
In Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, Rita Repulsa, evil space witch, will step into and corrupt the Morphin Grid. As she manipulates reality in an effort to implode the Grid from within, Rita will create virtual monsters and Ranger clones programmed to fight on behalf of evil marking the first time players will experience Power Ranger against Power Ranger game play. To beat Rita at her own game, Zordon will give players special powers and the ability to curate their own team of legendary Power Rangers and villains from the multiverse.
“Power Rangers: Legacy Wars will be a game of many firsts for the expansive Power Rangers universe,” said Taehoon Kim, CEO, nWay. “In collaboration with Saban Brands and Lionsgate, and with our vast experience in matchmaking player vs player games over networks, we have created the first synchronous multiplayer fighting game allowing Power Rangers fans all over the world to battle against each other in real-time.”
“Our mission is to create unique and immersive gaming experiences for the fans of Lionsgate’s content allowing them to become more involved with their favorite characters and nWay has developed a technology that does just that,” said Peter Levin, President, Interactive Ventures & Games for Lionsgate. “The Power Rangers brand has always been about being a superhero with your friends and we worked with Saban Brands to bring that philosophy into a Power Rangers game for the first time by applying a multi-player mechanic with a mashup of characters that spans decades of Power Rangers storytelling.”
“Power Rangers: Legacy Wars will be an interactive game providing the Power Rangers’ global fan base with an experience unlike any they have seen from the franchise,” said Janet Hsu, CEO, Saban Brands. “With nWay, we are combining the best of the Power Rangers’ 23-year legacy with the reimagined Power Rangers from Lionsgate’s upcoming feature film with Saban Brands.”