In a crossover that we never knew we wanted, mobile fighting game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is getting a roster expansion in the form of Street Fighter characters, according to game studio nWay. The expansion begins today, May 16, with classic Street Fighter characters Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile and Akuma joining the fray to duke it out with the likes of the Power Rangers and their famous villains. Future updates to the game will come on Jun. 1, adding Cammy, and on Jun. 15, adding the iconic Street Fighter villain M. Bison.
Power Rangers: Legacy Wars released in March 2017 to coincide with the release of the 2017 Power Rangers feature film. However, the game has seen life on its own as a crossover featuring more than 60 characters from the series’ various iterations. Players are able to collect, customize and upgrade the rangers and villains in their arsenal for combat. The game has a pretty sizable following, with over 18 million downloads, 150 matches played and a #140 ranking on the iTunes top free adventure game apps.
“The collaboration between Power Rangers and Street Fighter feels like a dream to me,” said Yoshinori Ono, executive producer at Capcom, in a statement. “The Rangers series that I also grew up watching as a kid have crossed overseas, became Power Rangers, and is now well received by all ages. I can’t contain my excitement just thinking about the idea of our Street Fighter characters moving about in that world.”
Each character from the Street Fighter update will incorporate their classic moves from the latest title, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Character move sets for the first update include:
- Ryu – Shoryuken, Hadoken and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
- Chun-Li – Spinning Bird Kick, Kikoken, and Hyakuretsukyaku
- Guile – Sonic Boom, Flash Kick, and Sonic Cross
- Akuma – Gohadoken, Goshoryuken, and Zanku Hadoken
Future characters Cammy and M. Bison will have their move sets revealed at a later date. The guest characters can be played through the games limited-time challenges. However, if players want to add the street fighters to their rosters, they can either buy them for $4.99 each as an in-app purchase or take a chance with the game’s loot box system, Morph Boxes, in the hopes of collecting their character shards.
See the trailer for the crossover below.