Go Go Shoryuken Rangers — It’s Hadouken Time!!
2018 is on its way to being dubbed “The Year of the Epic Crossover Events”. Power Rangers: Legacy Wars will soon feature famous Street Fighter characters. Players will be able to add Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile, and Akuma to their Power Rangers rosters through in-game currency, morph boxes, or for $4.99 a fighter. The characters will be available to try out for free in limited-time challenges.
The event goes live today, so you better start grinding for those character shards and emptying your piggy bank. More characters are planned to clash against the colorful superheroes. Cammy will Spiral Arrow into the battle on June 1, and the mighty M. Bison will follow soon after on June 15.
Prepare for the fight of the century! Power Rangers vs @StreetFighter makes it's debut in @PRLegacyWars ! Experience #StreetFighter battles this Thurs, 5/17! https://t.co/brrG1eK2iw pic.twitter.com/6NSNn6CcRY
— Power Rangers (@PowerRangers) May 16, 2018
The crossover event was supervised by Capcom Japan, who provided designs and other elements from Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition to the mobile fighter. The collaboration doesn’t stop there! The awesome artwork found within Legacy Wars was made by artists at UDON Entertainment, the publisher of many of Capcom’s comic book series.
When two powerhouses collide!
Check out Power Rangers: Legacy Wars mobile game. Featuring splash illustrations and introduction story art by our UDON artists, @vostalgic and @theCHAMBA! Read more details here: https://t.co/yNk3MgmiN6@PowerRangers @PRLegacyWars #prlegacywars pic.twitter.com/59gy86qVmf
— UDON (@UdonEnt) May 16, 2018
Both franchises are filled with zany action and over-the-top characters, so the two coming together all of a sudden doesn’t sound so crazy after giving it some thought. It would be a dream come true if this collaboration signals the eventual inclusion of legitimate Power Rangers costumes in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Less likely, but even more amazing, what if it brought about a Capcom-developed spiritual successor to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition…? Dreams like that are going to need more than a Megazord to come true.