A new Power Rangers fighting game is here to challenge Mortal Kombat 11 in April
Go, go mild enthusiasm.
After NetherRealm Studio’s announcement event yesterday showing off the new Mortal Kombat 11, I was pretty sure all of my hype for fighting games was over until the next iteration of the Mortal Kombat series. How wrong I was.
Announced yesterday (a pretty bold move all things considered), there is an actual Power Rangers fighting game on the horizon. Yes, go go Power Rangers itself. Oh, and not only was the game bold enough to launch its trailer the same day as MK11, but the game is releasing April 2019 – the same as, you guessed it, Mortal Kombat 11.
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More about Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
So, it’s tough to really gauge anything from the trailer, but Battle for the Grid looks decent on the surface. The colors are vibrant, the Rangers look like Rangers, and the movements and bright colors feel like the Power Rangers shows from my childhood. According to the website, there will be 15 playable characters.
It does seem like some movements are a little bit strange looking, but that could be editing or a variety of other things. The YouTube trailer notes that the game is “easy to learn, hard to master” in that it focuses less on button combos and more on when to strike. While that sound like a turn-off for some, I’ll hold my judgment until I get the chance to play it.
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid will be available April 2019 for $19.99 (awesome) with a collector’s edition available as well for $39.99. The game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.
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