Ryu from the Street Fighter franchise is officially a Power Ranger.
As part of the hit mobile fighting game from nWay and Lionsgate, the Ryu Ranger will morph into action in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars. Ryu will use his Hadoken and Shoryuken abilities as a Power Ranger as the newest character in the Power Rangers universe.
The storyline will follow Ryu as he’s presented with his own Crimson Hawk Power Coin after being sucked into the Morphin Grid. These newfound powers allow him to morph into the Ryu Ranger, and team up with the Power Rangers to take on the deadly duo of M. Bison and Rita Repulsa. Combining his Crimson Hawk Power Coin with the power of Hado, Ryu Ranger’s Hadoken takes the shape of the hawk, lifting his opponents into the air, and his Tatsumaki uses the strength of a hawk’s wings to trap his opponents.
Fans can click here to watch the official Ryu Ranger trailer!
The news was made official at San Diego Comic Con 2018.
Ryu Ranger is expected to join the game’s roster on Friday, July 20 for fans looking to play as the franchise’s newest character.
“We’re excited to morph a key Street Fighter like Ryu into a mighty Ranger and to introduce him through an exciting new piece of video content as we continue to find innovative ways for gamers to enjoy Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.” – Daniel Engelhardt, Senior Vice President, Interactive Ventures & Games, Lionsgate
To help hype Ryu Ranger’s release, production company Bat in the Sun will release a short film titled Power Rangers: Legacy Wars – Street Fighter Showdown this fall. Fans can find more info and watch the short film’s debut teaser by clicking here!
Street Fighter characters ranging from Ryu, to Chun Li, to Cammy first joined Power Rangers: Legacy Wars in May 2018.
First released in March 2017, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is available for download on iOS and Android. With a wide array of characters already made available, nWay has plans to continue expanding the character roster to include nearly every Power Ranger ever!
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Fans can find the official Ryu Ranger press release below.
Ryu Ranger Joins Power Rangers: Legacy Wars Mobile Game
nWay along with Power Rangers and Street Fighter® Creative Teams Develop the New Character
“Power Rangers: Legacy Wars – Street Fighter Showdown” Short Film from Bat in the Sun Productions Will Introduce Ryu Ranger to Fans
SAN DIEGO – July 19, 2018 – The iconic Street Fighter® character Ryu is crossing over to the Power Rangers realm as a new addition to the Rangers in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars mobile game from nWay and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B). Announced at San Diego Comic-Con by nWay, Hasbro, Capcom Co., Ltd. and Lionsgate, Ryu Ranger allows players to wield the gravitational Hadoken-blasting, Shoryuken-striking powers of Ryu in Power Ranger form as a new character.
After he and his friends were sucked into the Morphin Grid, Ryu was presented with his own Crimson Hawk Power Coin, allowing him to morph into the Ryu Ranger, and team up with the Power Rangers to take on the deadly duo of M. Bison and Rita Repulsa. Combining his Crimson Hawk Power Coin with the power of Hado, Ryu Ranger’s Hadoken takes the shape of the hawk, lifting his opponents into the air, and his Tatsumaki uses the strength of a hawk’s wings to trap his opponents.
“With more than 36 million installations and 500 million matches played, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars has truly created its own universe and it only continues to grow in popularity,” said Taehoon Kim, CEO of nWay. “In addition to a AAA game with a large and growing player base and esports scene, we’re introducing one-of-a-kind crossovers and collaborations, as well as creating brand new characters between titles. Nobody has seen anything like the Ryu Ranger before.”
To tell the story of Ryu Ranger, nWay, Hasbro and Lionsgate partnered with Qualcomm, G Fuel, and the fan-favorite production company Bat in the Sun, famous for Super Power Beat Down, to produce the short film Power Rangers: Legacy Wars – Street Fighter Showdown. A teaser for the video that was introduced to fans at Comic-Con by the iconic Mighty Morphin Green Ranger Jason David Frank can be found here. Frank also played Power Rangers: Legacy Wars with a few lucky fans at Lionsgate’s booth. The full-length short film will be released in the fall. In addition to the video, the partnership group will also be hosting in-game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars tournaments at San Diego Comic-Con and giving real-world prizes including Razer phones powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform and Power Rangers G Fuel shakers
“We’re excited to morph a key Street Fighter like Ryu into a mighty Ranger and to introduce him through an exciting new piece of video content as we continue to find innovative ways for gamers to enjoy Power Rangers: Legacy Wars,” said Daniel Engelhardt, Senior Vice President of Interactive Ventures & Games at Lionsgate. “We’re also very proud to be working with great companies such as G Fuel and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. on this unique collaboration that brings together fun gameplay, original storytelling, and direct fan engagement.”
Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is available to download now in the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.
Find out more about Power Rangers: Legacy Wars at PlayLegacyWars.com. More information about nWay can be found at nWay.com.
Play as Ryu, along with a robust cast of iconic fighters, in the latest installment of Capcom’s Street Fighter franchise in Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, available exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Visit http://www.streetfighter.com/ for more information.
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About Saban’s Power Rangers
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.
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