It was pretty wild when Ryu, Chun-Li, Bison, Cammy, and Akuma were revealed for the Power Rangers: Legacy Wars mobile fighting game a few months back. But, if you looked at that and thought “Ah, that’s it, that’s as far as this weird crossover will go”, well… Ryu is a Power Ranger now, according to the newly revealed trailer by nGate at San Diego Comic Con:
— Power Rangers NOW (@PowerRangersNOW) July 19, 2018
The Ryu Ranger is his own separate character, and he’s available now in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.
One wonders if Ryu Ranger will appear as an alternate outfit in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition somewhere down the line. Personally, I’m still holding out hope that the Power Rangers will just get their own actual console fighting game, instead. The last one we had Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition on SNES, a surprisingly competent fighter for its era that would see its battle engine reused for Gundam Wing: Endless Duel.
UPDATE – Prepare to witness the Power Rangers Legacy Wars: Street Fighter Showdown in live action this fall by Bat in the Sun.