Battle For The Grid Turns Street Fighters Into Power Rangers (Again)

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Don’t call them Chun-Li and Ryu. The two new characters coming to fighting game Power Rangers; Battle for the Grid on May 25 are the Blue Phoenix Ranger and the Crimson Hawk Ranger.

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Following up on the 2018 addition of Ryu, Chun-Li, Akuma, Cammy, and M. Bison to mobile brawler Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, developer nWay now brings a pair of Capcom legends to its console and PC. Announced earlier today via IGN, the Street Fighter DLC Pack (awesome name) adds Blue Phoenix and Crimson Hawk to the game’s roster together with mysterious “exclusive skins,” or the pair can be purchased separately for $5.99 each, which is slightly cheaper but doesn’t get you those tantalizing “revealed at a later date” skins.

It’s nice to see a fighting game developer add costumed versions of Ryu and Chun-Li instead of just cloning the moves into other bodies. Hopefully, now that these two are in the game, nWay can get back to adding my favorite character, Night Ranger.

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The Left Hand of the Son of Coul

So Ryu’s interacted with the following franchises outside of Capcom (albeit half of these are from Smash)
1)Marvel 2)SNK 3)Tatsunoko 4) Nintendo 5)Metal Gear 6)Banjo-Kazooie 7) Minecraft 8)Final Fantasy VII 9) Dragon Quest 10)Namco 11) Family/American Dad (https://familyguy.fandom.com/wiki/American_Dad_vs._Family_Guy_Kung-Fu_II)12) Power Rangers 13)Castlevania 14) Xeno 15) Wreck-It-Ralph


He’s the John Munch of fighting games!

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