BOOM! Studios’ record-breaking Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic comes to video games for the first time
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Synchronous multiplayer fighting game developer nWay and comic book publisher BOOM! Studios have announced the first video game appearance for characters from the top-selling Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.
After an in-game update going live later this week, Lord Drakkon – the first new official Mighty Morphin Power Ranger created in over 20 years – and Black Dragon will appear as playable warriors in the smash-hit mobile game, along with various in-game updates and feature additions.
“We love how BOOM! Studios has taken the Power Rangers story to unprecedented and mature places, and now we’re bringing the characters to a new realm with their first appearance in a video game,” said Taehoon Kim, CEO, nWay. “Partnering with them to bring in Lord Drakkon and Black Dragon is the perfect way to bolster Power Rangers: Legacy Wars’ roster with next-level evil warriors!”
“Powers Rangers: Legacy Wars marks the first time that the all-new canonical creations from BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics ventured beyond the two-dimensional page,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “As an avid player of this amazing game, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with the team at nWay and our friends at Saban Brands and Lionsgate to unleash these two villains!”
Lord Drakkon is an intensely evil version of Tommy Oliver from an alternate universe who rules his Earth with dystopian philosophies. Lord Drakkon first appeared in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9 from BOOM! Studios. Black Dragon is a powerful Zord from an alternate universe that’s come to destroy Tommy Oliver. Black Dragon first appeared in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4 from BOOM! Studios. Their debut in the game marks the first time either character has appeared outside of the comic book series.
In the update, players can also experience some of the most requested features and tweaks, such as:
- Challenge Mode – Compete in a series of battles using a group of your teams and reach the maximum number of wins before losing three matches in order to win huge prizes.
- Talents System – Upgrade your warriors with passive abilities that provide bonus damage and attributes.
Full details on the incoming fighters and updates can be found here: http://playlegacywars.com/1-4-patch-notes/
Fans got their Power Rangers: Legacy Wars fix this week at Comic-Con International: San Diego:
- BOOM! Studios and nWay revealed more information and a closer look at the characters in action during the BOOM! Studios Power Rangers panel on Friday, July 21, at the San Diego Convention Center. The panel was open to all registered attendees, and fans attending the panel had a chance to win a super-rare limited edition Power Rangers: Legacy Wars item.
- Renowned actor Jason David Frank, from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, was playing Power Rangers: Legacy Wars against fans in the Lionsgate booth located at #4045.
Power Rangers: Legacy Wars Lord Drakkon/Black Dragon Comic-Con Trailer:
Developed for iOS and Android in partnership with Saban Brands, Lionsgate and nWay, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is the first video game to feature Rangers and villains from the Power Rangers TV show, currently in its 24th season, and the feature film, Saban’s Power Rangers, fighting alongside one another. Since its launch in March 2017, Power Rangers: Legacy Warshas been downloaded more than 15 million times.
Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is a free-to-play action-strategy fighting game focusing on real-time, head-to-head battles with opponents from around the world. Players can currently compete in weekly tournaments for cash prizes through a partnership with ESL. For more information about Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, please visit www.playlegacywars.com.