Power Rangers cross paths with Street Fighter on mobile

Capcom vs. Saban (or is it Hasbro)

2017’s Power Rangers didn’t do well enough to set up the massive film franchise like Saban had hoped. It wasn’t a bad movie, but it also didn’t make very much money. The most substantial thing to come out of it was probably Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the mobile fighting game. That has more than 10 million downloads and starting tomorrow, it’s getting a major crossover with some of the stars of the Street Fighter franchise.

This is one Capcom crossover I didn’t see coming. Beginning May 16, players will be able to get Ryu, Chun-Li, and Guile, with Akuma being added on May 19 and Cammy and M. Bison hitting the game at a later date. Each character will cost $4.99 each or players can collect their character shards through loot boxes. The characters will use their actual models and animations from Street Fighter V.

I didn’t stick with Legacy Wars for too long as I’m clearly not the Power Rangers fan I thought I was, but I love a good piece of fanservice that brings together two properties I loved as a child. After watching that trailer, I wouldn’t mind seeing classic Red Ranger Jason or Pink Ranger Kimberly make their way to SFV: Arcade Edition as DLC. I mean, if Injustice 2 can get the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, why not?

CJ Andriessen
Just what the internet needs: yet another white guy writing about video games.