When Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid rolled into view back in the early months of 2019, we felt it was lacking a little something. Thankfully the teams nWay and Lionsgate Games agreed with those sentiments as they’ve gone about filling things out ever since. Today they continue that push, with Rita Repulsa the latest to join the battle roster.
Available today either as an individual purchase or through Season Pass 4, Rita Repulsa joins the likes of Adam Park and Poisandra as the latest playable characters in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid.
Voiced by Barbara Goodson, the most fearsome witch in the galaxy comes to the fight intent on seeking revenge, mostly as she’s spent the last 10000 years or so stuck in a space dumpster. Now though, from her Moon Base Rita is looking to take down Earth.
She joins the Power Rangers roster with a fighting style which emphasizes both mastery over her Putty Patroller army and a dizzying array of different magical spells guaranteed to keep her opponents off-balance. She comes with Pinwheel Chaos for one; a rolling ball of devastating energy, starts off at a distance then slowly moves closer to Rita, instantly putting opponents at a disadvantage by drawing them closer to her.
But there’s more and thanks to her magical mastery of her pile of Putty Patrollers, almost nowhere in a battle is safe for her opponents. While her Patrollers mindlessly pursue, punch, and subdue opponents, Rita covers them from a distance with myriad and devastating magical spells. Royal Candle bisects the screen with a fiery and explosive attack, making any opponent in mid-range a target. Anyone foolish enough to get within close range of Rita will then have to contend with her magic-enhanced kicks and staff strikes, coupled with her mastery of aerial maneuverability thanks to her Queen’s Ambit spell.
It goes without saying that you’ll need the base game of Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid to hand in order to enjoy what Rita brings, but if you already have that in place, then you’re pretty much sorted in terms of being able to fill things out here.
Whether you decide to drop in with the Season Pass 4, or wish to add Rita Repulsa as a single standalone fighter from the likes of the Xbox Store, is totally up to you. Just make sure you drop into the comments and let us know what you decide.
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC.
This unlocks Rita Repulsa – MMPR Villain, a full character, to be played in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid