Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Releases Season 2 Trailer, Features Three New Characters
More new characters announced for Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, a game that needs more new characters.
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid had a rocky launch. It had a small cast of characters, poor graphics, and no voice acting. Two of these issues have been (at least partially) rectified. The characters in Battle for the Grid are now appropriately chatty, and the roster is starting to fill in–six new characters were added in the game’s first season of post-launch content. Today, we get a glimpse of three more new characters: Anubis “Doggie” Cruger, Eric Myers, and Dai Shi. Anubis is available now–he costs $5.99. Alternatively, you can get the season 2 pass (and all three characters) for $14.99. Check out the trailer below.
In addition to the three new characters, the trailer reveals a new ultra and a new stage. The ultra is Delta Squad Megazord, and in typical Battle for the Grid fashion, it fills the screen with a bunch of crazy effects and attacks. The new stage is the Space Patrol Delta Base–a sort of training ground for Power Ranger recruits. Both the stage and the ultra are available now, and they’re both free.
Despite the technical issues Battle for the Grid had at launch, the game always featured exciting 3 v 3 combat. The game’s lead combat designer, Daniel Maniago, is one of the best Marvel vs. Capcom players ever, and this release borrows heavily from many of the ideas present in that classic fighting game series. For example, much like Marvel vs. Capcom, Battle for the Grid utilizes a tag system to extend combos and create safe pressure. Both games also feature a bunch of cool super moves that increase damage.
Basically, it’s too bad that Battle for the Grid was a little rushed out on release. There are a lot of good ideas in this game, and the source material is very fertile. In any case, it’s good to see that it’s continuing to receive post-launch support, and I hope to see the game continue to make meaningful improvements.
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid has been out for PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch since last spring. It released for PC via Steam just today, however. The base game costs $19.99.