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Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a fighting game developed by nWay for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC.
It was announced on January 17, 2019 to be released that April, but the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and European PS4 versions of the game were moved to be released in late March. It is part of nWay’s collaboration with Lionsgate Games and Hasbro. nWay used the Unity game engine to develop the game. It was released digitally for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2019, for PlayStation 4 on April 2, 2019, for Microsoft Windows on September 24, 2019, and for Stadia on June 1, 2020. Limited Run Games released a standard physical version on the Switch and PlayStation 4 alongside a more expensive Mega Edition in November 2019.
On April 13, 2021, it was announced that Ryu and Chun-Li from Capcom's Street Fighter franchise would be added as playable characters via a "Street Fighter Pack", utilizing their designs from Power Rangers: Legacy Wars. The pack was released on May 25, alongside a digital "Super Edition" version of the game that includes all downloadable content up to that point. A physical release of Super Edition was released in August 2021.
Despite sharing some characters and basic design elements to nWay's previous Power Ranger game, Power Rangers Legacy Wars, the gameplay systems are vastly different. The gameplay uses mechanics more in line with traditional fighting games, and features 3-on-3 tag team matches similar to the Marvel vs. Capcom series, Skullgirls, Dragon Ball FighterZ and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. The game features cross-play across all versions except for the PlayStation 4 version, which enables the option of transferring save data and in-game purchases, as well as compete against other players regardless of console. Players can also call on Megazords to assist with the battle, via a meter that fills as their team members take damage.
On April 30, 2019, Update 1 was released with three new characters, two new stages, voice acting and the first part of the story mode. The story mode was written by Kyle Higgins, most notable for writing the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics with Boom! Studios, and mirrors elements of the Shattered Grid event. Several cast members returned to voice certain characters, including: Jason David Frank, Austin St. John, David Fielding and Meghan Camarena among others. It was also confirmed on a livestream in 2019 that additional story content would be added, separate to the main game story and arcade modes.
Season 1 began on July 11, 2019, with the release of Trey of Triforia and Jen Scotts and the announcement of Lord Zedd through the Season 1 Pass. On this day, nWay Play was enabled, which featured the ability to play with users on both Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Lord Zedd released alongside the 1.4 patch and featured the final act of the story mode.
Other port releases after Season 1 Pass will have all contents that weren’t initially appeared on the first release of the game by default, although Season 1 contents remained payables if player haven’t pre-order the post-Season 1 content release game ports.
The story begins in an alternative universe, where Lord Drakkon and Rita Repulsa are mid-exchange, as the two discuss their current plans of taking over the Morphing Grid. Once things become heated, Lord Drakkon stabs Rita in the heart with a Dragon Dagger, killing her in the process. Back in the main timeline, Kimberly, Jason and Tommy are in the midst of a training session at the Command Center. After Jason leaves, Tommy and Kimberly make plans to watch a movie that evening. Suddenly, Lord Drakkon followed by Mastodon Sentries, storm the Command Center. After a fight breaks out, Drakkon uses the Green Ranger power to kill Tommy, leaving Kimberly heartbroken. As Kimberly mourns Tommy's death, the rest of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers arrive back at the Command Center. Jen Scotts soon appears to save them all, informing the Rangers on Drakkon and the danger he poses.
Elsewhere, in the Mystic Forest, the Mystic Rangers are the victims of an attack by Drakkon's forces. With their powers and bodies stolen, Udonna is the only one left to fight back. After being defeated by an alternate version of Goldar, Udonna flees into the forest. In Harwood County, Drakkon targets the Mega Rangers and their powers. With Gia Moran as the last one standing, she is almost defeated by Drakkon until Kat Manx comes to the rescue. However, she is not successful, and is summoned back to base by Anubis "Doggy" Kruger. Drakkon puts Gia under a mind control spell. Meanwhile, Mike Corbett visits Lord Drakkon's Throne Room in an effort to thwart Drakkon's efforts. However, Drakkon defeats Mike as the Magna Defender, and puts him under the same mind control spell as Gia.
In the Cenozoic Era, Goldar and the Mastodon Sentries travel to collect more Morphers. Cenozoic Blue Ranger is the next victim to these attacks, and like Gia and Mike, is put under mind control. Not long after, Trini wearing Black Dragon armor comes to defend against Goldar and the Sentries. Whilst she is able to subdue the threat, it is too late to save the Blue Ranger. Jen, along with Jason and Lauren Shiba regroup with Trini. The four of them each split up, with Jason and Trini's goal being to save as many Rangers as possible. Lauren and Jen travel to Corinth to stop another assault from Drakkon's forces. Jason and Trini travel to the Mystic Forest and meet Udonna, who at first mistakes the two as enemies. Once they settle their differences, a distress call comes from Corinth, as they are needed straight away. In doing so, the Battle of Corinth takes place. Despite their efforts, the resistance falls, Doctor K and the other Rangers are teleported to the Command Center. Ranger Slayer then announces to the resistance that in an earlier fight with Kimberly, a mind control spell over her was broken, once again able to think for herself. Ranger Slayer joins the Power Rangers against Drakkon.
The second act ends with Zordon and Doggy Kruger travelling to the Rita Repulsa of their universe. The two ask for help, as they fear Drakkon's interference with the Morphing Grid could destroy the whole of existence. As Rita laughs off the threat, Zordon informs Rita that Drakkon killed her in another timeline. Before she can give an answer, the screen goes black, with text on screen reading "to be continued".
Jason makes a speech to all surviving Rangers - Phantom Ranger, Kat Manx, Lauren, Koda, Trini, Trey of Triforia, Jen, Doggie, Zhane, Zack, Wesley Collins, Udonna, among others - saying that they will never give up the fight against Drakkon, proclaiming "We... Are the POWER RANGERS". Trini, Kat, and Trey fight against Mike and Gia who are still under Drakkon's spell. The spirit of the original Magna Defender manages to help Mike break free of the spell and he joins the other Rangers in battling Drakkon's forces. Meanwhile, Doggie and Rita sneak into Drakkon's throne room where Rita uses a candle to drain Drakkon's powers. Drakkon then sees Ranger Slayer has betrayed him and joined the side of good. Using the Black Dragon Armor, Trini topples Drakkon's antenna tower, causing the Ranger Sentries to loose their powers. As the two Kimberly take on Drakkon, Rita plans to finish him off, but Finster 5 stops them using Zedd's staff to save his master, who kills him after trying to stop him taking in more energy from their Morphers he stole. As Drakkon is about to use the Morphers he stole to gain more power, Tommy appears and tries to talk Drakkon out of his plans. This fails, which leads to a battle between Drakkon and the Green Ranger.
Tommy tries once again to try and get Drakkon to listen to reason, to which Drakkon says "I'd rather die". Refusing to de-morph, Drakkon begins overloading from Grid energy. Tommy calls Alpha to get everyone out of Drakkon's world before he explodes. Mere moments after everyone teleports out, Drakkon explodes and takes his complex with him.
In the main universe, Tommy reflects on Drakkon became evil and worries about himself possibly being weak enough to be the same. The Ranger Slayer tells him that Drakkon was always alone and trusted no one; Tommy has his friends with him to help keep his head on straight. As the rest of the Rangers join them, Tommy thanks his friends for being there for him.
- Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver (Mighty Morphin Green Ranger I, Mighty Morphin White Ranger) / Lord Drakkon
- Austin St. John as Jason Lee Scott (Mighty Morphin Red Ranger I)
- David J. Fielding as Zordon / Cenozoic Blue Ranger
- Kerrigan Mahan as Goldar
- Daniel Southworth as Eric Myers (Time Force Quantum Ranger)
- Sabrina Lu as Scorpina
- Kyle Hebert as Ryu
- Laura Bailey as Chun-Li
- Johnny Yong Bosch as Adam Park (Mighty Morphin Black Ninja Ranger ('95 movie version))
- Barbara Goodson as Rita Repulsa (gameplay)
- Meghan Camarena as Kimberly Hart (Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger I, Ranger Slayer)
- Carrie Keranan as Trini Kwan (Dragon Armor Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger I ) / Jen Scotts (Time Force Pink Ranger (story mode)) / Rita Repulsa (story mode) / Poisandra / Sledge
- Kyle Hebert as Anubis "Doggie" Cruger (S.P.D. Shadow Ranger) / Mike Corbett (Magna Defender II) / Finster 5 
- Kyle Higgins as Mastodon Sentry
- Melissa Flores as Kat Manx (S.P.D. Kat Ranger) / Gia Moran (Super Megaforce Yellow)
- Amanda Kruse as Udonna (White Mystic Ranger)
- Laura Taylor as Jen Scotts (Time Force Pink Ranger (gameplay))
- Troupe Gammage as Trey of Triforia (Gold Zeo Ranger I)
- Jeff Diaz as Lord Zedd
- Tony Porter as “Jarrod”/Dai Shi
- Angelica Porter as Lauren Shiba (Red Samurai Ranger II)
- Mighty Morphin Red Ranger I
- Dragon Shield (Season 1 Pass Exclusive)
- Tommy Oliver
- Mighty Morphin Green Ranger I (Default)
- Version 2 (Pre-Order DLC)
- Mighty Morphin White Ranger (Seasons 2 Pass Exclusive)
- Mighty Morphin Green Ranger I (Default)
- Super Megaforce Yellow Ranger
- Kimberly Ann Hart
- S.P.D. Kat Ranger
- Magna Defender II
- Dragon Armor Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger I (Update 1)
- White Mystic Ranger (Update 1)
- Cenozoic Blue Ranger (Update 1)
- Gold Zeo Ranger I (Season 1 DLC)
- Time Force Pink Ranger (Season 1 DLC)
- S.P.D. Shadow Ranger (Season 2 DLC)
- Formal Attire (Season 4 Pass Exclusive)
- Time Force Quantum Ranger (Season 2 DLC)
- Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger (Season 3 DLC)
- Samurai Red Ranger II (Season 3 DLC)
- Crimson Hawk Ranger (Street Fighter Pack DLC) - Guest
- Blue Phoenix Ranger (Street Fighter Pack DLC) - Guest
- Mighty Morphin Black Ninja Ranger ('95 movie version)) (Season 4 DLC)
- Lord Zedd (with Z Putty Patrollers) (Season 1 DLC)
- Scorpina (Season 3 DLC)
- Rita Repulsa (Season 4 DLC)
- Poisandra (with Sledge) (Season 4 DLC)
- Lord Drakkon
- Evo II (Digital Collector's Edition)
- Mastodon Sentry
- Black Lion Warrior (Season 2 DLC)
- Phantom Beast King Armor (Season 3 Pass Exclusive)
- Mighty Morphin Dino Megazord
- Mega Goldar
- Delta Squad Megazord (Season 2 Patch)
- Samurai Megazord (Season 3 Patch)
- Gravezord (Season 4 Patch)
The following characters appear in the Story Mode. Characters such as the Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger I, Time Force Pink Ranger, S.P.D. Shadow Rangers (the latter being in his civilian form only), and Red Samurai Ranger II, first appeared as a non-playable character, but later appeared in the game as post-release fighters.
- Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger
- Mighty Morphin Black Ranger
- Red Mystic Ranger
- Yellow Mystic Ranger
- Pink Mystic Ranger
- Galaxy Blue Ranger
- Galaxy Green Ranger
- Galaxy Yellow Ranger
- Phantom Ranger
- Dino Charge Blue Ranger
- Dino Charge Purple Ranger
- Silver Space Ranger
- Time Force Red Ranger II
- Zeo Ranger I Pink Ranger
- Doctor K
- Alpha 5
- Finster 5
- Tyrannosaurus Sentries
- Sabertooth Sentries
- Magna Defender I (as a spirit)
- Command Center
- Destroyed (Available outside story mode in Update 2.6)
- Mystic Forest
- Lord Drakkon's Throne Room
- Destroyed (Available outside story mode in Update 2.6)
- Harwood County
- Zordon's Training Arena
- Corinth (Update 1)
- Planet Earth: Cenozoic Era (Update 1)
- Planet Earth: Tower (Available outside story mode and Ranked in Update 2.0)
- Delta Base (Season 2 Update)
Characters by Game Version
Character Gallery by Season
The game will receive a physical release from Limited Run Games in November 2019 for the PS4 and Switch, as announced during Limited Run Games' E3 2019 press conference on June 10th, 2019. Pre-orders opened immediately on their website, and are limited to 2000 PS4 and 3000 Switch copies of the Mega Editions, while the regular release on PS4 and Switch is an open pre-order until July 5th. A small amount of PS4 and Switch stock will also see a release from Limited Run Games at select brick and mortar stores with an alternate cover.
A Super Edition containing all previous downloadable content was released digitally in May 2021 and physically in August 2021.
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid League
The Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid League was held between 2020 and 2021. Competitors accumulated Grid Points by climbing the leaderboard, participating in online weekly tournaments, and attending sanctioned events. The Top 8 players in the League leaderboard competed in the Finale to be crowned the Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid League Champion. The winner overall was AJ “SkillzDatKillz” Asa.
- This marks the return of the Power Rangers video game series to PC since Power Rangers: Super Legends.
- Despite using the Power Rangers (2017) logo, the game did not feature any characters or stages from the film at launch. Cenozoic Blue Ranger was added in the first game update, along with the Cenozoic Era stage.
- A data breach on the game's official website revealed that the original title for the game was Power Rangers: Generations.
- The titles of numerous achievements/trophies are references to past Power Rangers media.
- "Go Go Power Rangers!" is a reference to the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers theme song.
- "Stronger than Before", "Fired Up for More", and "Rangers at the Core" reference the Power Rangers Zeo theme song.
- "Defend What's Right Forever" and "Protect This World Together" reference the Power Rangers Wild Force theme song.
- "Protectors of Right" and "Defenders Sworn to Fight" reference the Power Rangers Dino Thunder theme song.
- "Megaforce, All Together" is a reference to the Power Rangers Megaforce theme song.
- "Forever Red" references the Power Rangers Wild Force episode of the same name.
- "Rangers Forever" references the phrase "Rangers Forever, Defenders Together!" which was originally said in "Dimensions in Danger" and a variation of it was said in "Grid Connection".
- There are numerous errors in the facts section when waiting for opponents in the online modes.
- This is the first console game that directly references Super Sentai. The facts section references Zyuranger, Kakuranger and Dairanger.
- On June 6, 2019, the game was announced as a launch title for Google Stadia, a cloud based gaming service.
- Because of Johnny Young Bosch and Dan Southworth's notable roles as Nero and Vergil in the Devil May Cry series, respectively, both actors make quotes referencing these roles.
- The game's sound designer, Tony Porter, also provides the voice for Dai Shi. His daughter, Angelica, voices Lauren Shiba.
- Power Rangers Legacy Wars - Street Fighter Showdown is acknowledge in this game, meaning some of this fighting game's storyline involving Capcom's Street Fighter takes place after Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
- The version of Adam Park in the game is actually the one from Lord Drakkon's world, as revealed in his Arcade Mode story.
- During one of the final cutscenes in Story Mode, It shows Billy Cranston, along with Kendall Morgan. However, the render of Billy was simply recycled from a Power Rangers Legacy Wars wallpaper.
- Southworth on Twitter: "I'm not just any Ranger..."
- "Melissa Flores on Twitter"
- "Voice Cast list on Ranger Command Power Hour's Twitter"