Way back in 2018 the mobile game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars featured a pretty unique Power Rangers/Street Fighter crossover. It’s common for mobile games to have crossover events, considering how open-ended mobile development usually is. However, these crossovers can get pretty crazy. Whether it’s Evangelion collabing with Honkai Impact 3rd, or WWE Superstars showing up in The King of Fighters All Star, mobile crossovers can be weird. A newly announced crossover between Street Fighter and Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid somehow feels more appropriate, despite its outlandishness.
Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile, and Akuma from Street Fighter V first showed up as playable characters in Legacy Wars. But Ryu and Chun-Li received something even more special: a power coin. For those not versed in the Power Rangers lore, power coins are what actually allow the teens with attitude to morph into their Ranger alter egos. With the coins, Ryu becomes the Crimson Hawk Ranger and Chun-Li is the Blue Phoenix Ranger. And each get their own unique suit designed by nWay, Capcom, and Udon Entertainment. The latter of which is behind the Street Fighter comic books. There was even a short promotional film.
As cool as this all was, there existed hope that these unique characters would make their way into Battle for the Grid. The 3v3 fighting game featured a cast of characters from all of the Power Rangers universe. Battle for the Grid is a more traditional fighting game, playing very similarly to the Marvel vs. Capcom series. Today, players get their wish, as the Ryu and Chun-Li Rangers were confirmed to be added to the game in a brand new trailer.
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In the trailer, we can see all of Ryu’s iconic special moves, plus some extra abilities to bring him up to the level of the other cast members. His overhead and forward throw both cause a ground bounce, the former also acting as an off-the-ground attack. Ryu also gets a new red fireball that goes back and forth, causing a crumple stun. We also see the super beam version of the Shinku Hadoken, most commonly seen in Marvel vs. Capcom. It appears to be usable both in the air and on the ground. Ryu can be seen aiming it down and towards the opponent in the air, but it is unclear if he can aim it manually like in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Lots of attention to detail clearly went into Ryu’s design in the game. For example, when canceling into your Megazord, Ryu uses the same animation as when canceling into V-Trigger from Street Fighter V.
We only get to see Chun-Li at the very end of this Power Rangers Street Fighter crossover trailer, doing her iconic Spinning Bird Kick. We will more than likely see a trailer of her soon.
Ryu and Chun-Li will be available in the Street Fighter crossover DLC Pack when it releases on May 25 for $12.50 USD. Both characters will also be available separately for $5.99 as well. Also included in the DLC pack will be new skins that have yet to be revealed. Taking another page from Capcom’s book, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid – Super Edition will also release on the same day. This version includes the base game, all three season passes, the Street Fighter pack, and four extra skins.
If you already own the base game, you can upgrade for a small fee. However, we don’t know how much that is just yet. It also remains to be seen if a fourth season pass is in the works for the game. The game is available to purchase right now on Steam, and is one of the few games with complete cross-play.