Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a Power Rangers fighting game in development by nWaynote using the Unity engine. It was released on PlayStation 4 on April 2 2019 in the US and March 28 2019 in Europe, and for Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on March 26 2019, with a PC release to follow afterwards.
It has significantly different gameplay from Legacy Wars, appearing more like a traditional fighting game (albeit with more accessible controls). Its roster pulls characters from throughout the franchise's history, including the Boom! Studios comic book.
- Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Red Ranger (Jason Lee Scott), Green Ranger (Tommy Oliver), Goldar
- Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Magna Defender
- Power Rangers S.P.D.: Kat Manx
- Power Rangers Super Megaforce: Yellow Ranger (Gia Moran)
- Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (Boom! Studios): Lord Drakkon (alternate universe Tommy Oliver), Ranger Slayer, Mastodon Sentry, Dragon Armor Trini (Free DLC)
- Power Rangers Mystic Force: Udonna (Free DLC)
- Power Rangers (2017): Cenozoic Blue Rangernote (Free DLC)
- Adaptation Distillation: The Story Mode is a video game version of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, but there are corners they had to cut to speed things up. For instance, Drakkon doesn't go through an extended attack on the main universe like he did in the comics, instead making his first appearance in the Command Center and going straight for Tommy's death.
- Ascended Extra: In the Story Mode, quite a few characters play much bigger roles than they did in the comic story, even if they didn't show up.
- Big Bad: Lord Drakkon, reprising his role from the Boom! comic book.
- Breakout Mook Character: The Mastodon Sentry, of all things, is the first Mook to be playable, taking part in the launch roster.
- Downloadable Content: A season pass includes 3 characters, their arcade mode story, and a warrior skin. The Digital Collector's Edition contains this, along with the base game and two exclusive skins (Lord Drakkon Evo II and Mighty Morphin' Pink Ranger).
- Intra-Franchise Crossover: Like Legacy Wars before it, Battle for the Grid features characters from across the series' history, from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers to Power Rangers Ninja Steel.
- Limit Break: Each character has a special attack that can deal massive damage. For instance, Lord Drakkon slams down Saba and his Dragon Dagger to create an energy wave on the ground, while the Green Ranger summons the Dragonzord to rain down missiles.
- Mythology Gag:
- Green Ranger's P2 skin is based off of his look in the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers episode "Mighty Morphin' Mutants".
- Dragon Armor Trini's P2 skin gives it Dragonzord colors, a nod to Black Dragon's original form as the Dragonzord.
- The achievement names are replete with allusions to various series' theme songs: "Protectors of [the] Right", "Defenders Sworn to Fight", "Defend What's Right Forever", "Protect This World Together", "Powered Up for More", "Rangers at the Core", "Fired Up for More", "Even Up the Score", "Stronger than Before", "Rangers Forever", and "We Stand Together".
- In a non-theme song example, completing Jason (the Red Ranger)'s story mode nets you the achievement "Forever Red".
- Ranger Slayer's victory quote "You know what they say: too much Pink Energy is dangerous." is a nod to the Mighty Morphin' second season episode "Wild West Rangers", where the Zordon of the late 19th century warns against activating a concurrent Pink Ranger while Kim was there because too much of the same energy was dangerous.
- Some Dexterity Required: Defied - the game's initial advertising noted its streamlined control scheme, unlike traditional fighting games."Gone are overly complicated command inputs or long patterns. In this easy to learn, hard to master game, the depth is knowing when to strike, not how."
- Spotlight-Stealing Crossover: There are an oddly large amount of Boom! Studios comic characters in the roster - one-in-three both at launch and in the DLC update. That's even more than the original Mighty Morphin' series gets.
- Summon Bigger Fish: The game's core comeback mechanic, which can be considered the 4th member of your team, is your Megazord. After one character gets knocked out, you can summon your Megazord to stomp and shoot the battlefield, covering most of the screen. In addition, Tommy can summon the Dragonzord for his super.
- Tag Team: Much like Marvel vs. Capcom and Dragon Ball Fighter Z, each player controls three characters that can be switched and summoned for assist attacks.