Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Releases Free DLC

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Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Nintendo

Power Rangers fan have reason to celebrate as nWay has officially released some free downloadable content for its Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. Similar to other DLC, this new content offers players new characters and game modes.

The DLC is already available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Users of the Nintendo Switch may have to wait as there is an issue with the update on this platform.

The new DLC offers a Story Mode which has a new storyline that is written and voice directed by none other than writer/director Kyle Higgins. Higgins is known for stories that include Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, Nightwing, and Batman: Gates of Gotham. In addition, the Story Mode also features original artwork done by Eisner Award-winner Dan Mora, whose works include Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Go Go Power Rangers.

With the Story Mode, players get to experience the highly acclaimed Shattered Grid event of the Power Rangers comic book series. The story focuses on Lord Drakkon, an evil alternate version of Tommy Oliver, as he sets off a campaign to get rid of all Power Rangers across all space and time. The Power Rangers must band together and fight back before everything is destroyed by Lord Drakkon.

To heighten the excitement even further, the story and combat voiceovers are all done by the original Power Rangers cast. These include Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver), Austin St. John (Jason Lee Scott), David J. Fielding (Zordon), Kerrigan Mahan (Goldar) and Meghan “Strawburry17” Camarena (Kimberly).

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New DLC Characters Photo: Nintendo

The DLC introduces three new characters for Battle for the Grid:

  • Dragon Armor Trini
    • When the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers were viciously attacked by the Black Dragon, a powerful Zord from another dimension with the capability to warp Ranger powers, they were in for the fight of their lives. After he was defeated, Trini was able to refashion the Zord into a powerful suit of enhanced armor.
  • Udonna
    • Udonna is a powerful sorceress who trains the Mystic Force Power Rangers in the art of magic. As the Mystic Force White Ranger, this accomplished sorceress uses the power of snow to freeze evil.
  • Cenozoic Blue Ranger
    • The Cenozoic Blue Ranger was a loyal and powerful soldier who served with Zordon, the original Red Ranger. Eons after his tragic demise at the hands of the traitorous Green Ranger Rita Repulsa, his Power Coin was found by a teenager named Billy Cranston, who then took on the Blue Ranger mantle.

New Arenas are introduced as well:

  • Selectable Arenas
    • Corinth
    • Planet Earth: Cenozoic Era
  • Non-Selectable Arenas (Story Mode only)
    • Command Center (Malfunctioning)
    • Lord Drakkon’s Throne Room (Flashback)

Developer nWay revealed that Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid focuses on accessibility, but not at the expense of complexity and depth. The game’s controls promote simplicity and fluidity, which allows beginners to enjoy the combat system. This also enables the more advanced players to delve into the gameplay mechanics.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid can be played online and offline. In online mode, players are matched against similarly skilled players from across the world under “Ranked Mode” in order to compete for League Points. Players who do not want to lose any point can play under “Casual Mode.”

For offline options, players can go for “Versus Mode” and play against a computer or another opponent. In “Arcade Mode” meanwhile, players undergo a series of battles that ends in fighting a final boss.

Finally, beginners can visit the “Training Mode” and play against AI to hone their skills.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is available as a digital download starting at $19.99.

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