It’s morphin’ time! Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid has received a brand-new update that greatly expands the amount of in-game content, free of charge, and there’s plenty to get excited about. Let’s break it all down while we wait for the call from Zordon.
First things first, we have the debut of Story mode! This mode is an adaptation of the Shattered Grid storyline from the Power Rangers Boom! Comics, in which an alternate, corrupted version of Tommy Oliver begins going after multiple Power Ranger teams in order to make himself invincible, hence the Battle for the Grid moniker. The events are presented in comic panels, and is being written by Kyle Higgins, who wrote the original storyline.
“Well guys, you take the 500 on the right, and I’ll take the 500 on the left”
Additionally, the cutscenes feature voice acting from a number of the original show cast members, such as Jason David Frank, who played Tommy, and Austin Saint John, who played Jason. The Story mode is set to expand in the future as more content is introduced, so it’s likely these won’t be the last familiar faces we see return. For more info, check out the Battle for the Grid Story trailer below:
Battle for the Grid brings back the HUYYAHS? 10/10, GOTY
And that’s not all. The three additional fighters we reported on last month have now made their debut, and each are not only fun to play, but also play significant roles in the story. On top of that, the aforementioned voice-acting now extends to every fighter, with rangers calling out their classic battle cries alongside their attacks, just like the show. Battle for the Grid certainly knows how to attract the fans.
Sut-hyah! Kyaw! Hadouke- wait what
Lastly, there’s the introduction of some brand new stages in order to round everything out. All in all, this is quite the substantial update, and it’s been hinted that there’s much more to come in the future. We know for a fact that the game has at least one season pass for new fighters, while the story mode hints at even more characters on the way. As I said in my last article, Battle for the Grid really is just getting started.
The new update is live for both the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. Switch owners were originally going to be receiving it after the conclusion of Golden Week in Japan, only for it to arrive earlier than expected on the 3rd. Be sure to follow the game’s official twitter to find out what’s coming as soon as possible.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to do some more work on my Kimberly cosplay. That pose isn’t gonna learn itself!