The gaming community spoke and now the developers behind Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, nWay, have not only listened but also responded with a free update for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch players. Get ready for an influx of new characters, battle arenas, a story mode and voiceovers from the original cast. That sounds like some mighty downloadable content, so let’s delve further into what’s new.
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid only released last month on console, but already there’s an update to enhance the standard offering. It’s the first Power Rangers console game that sees new and classic Rangers and baddies from the various incarnations of the multiverse go up against each other in epic team battles. One thing it lacked at launch though was a proper story mode, however that’s remedied in the Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid free update and now namers can play through an epic storyline written and voice directed by writer/director Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, Nightwing, Batman: Gates of Gotham).
In this Story Mode, you can experience a re-imagining of the critically acclaimed Shattered Grid event from Boom! Studios’ Power Rangers comic book series. When Lord Drakkon, an evil alternate version of Tommy Oliver, sets off a massive campaign across time and space to destroy all Power Rangers, they must band together and fight back, before all of existence falls to his armies. It features original artwork by Eisner Award-winning illustrator Dan Mora (Go Go Power Rangers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Klaus) and there are voices from actual Power Rangers cast members, including David Frank (Tommy Oliver), Austin St. John (Jason Lee Scott), David J. Fielding (Zordon), Kerrigan Mahan (Goldar) and Meghan Camarena (Kimberly).
Three new characters are also entering the world of Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid in the free update:
- 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.
In addition to all this, there are more arenas to battle in too – Corinth, Planet Earth: Cenozoic Era, Command Center (Malfunctioning), and Lord Drakkon’s Throne Room (Flashback). So, as you can tell, it’s well worth loading up and checking out the Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid free update on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Let us know what you think of the new story mode by getting in touch via all of the usual methods.