The developer behind the hit mobile brawler Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, nWay, announced today that it will be partnering up with BOOM! Studios to bring popular characters from the best-selling Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series to the game as playable characters. The first update for Legacy Wars will go live later this week, bringing with it Lord Drakkon as the first playable character from the comics. Lord Drakkon is the first new official Power Ranger created in over two decades, and this will be his first appearance in a video game.
For those of you not in the know, you can think of Lord Drakkon as the Power Rangers equivalent to a DC character like Red Hood. He's an evil alternate universe version of Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger turned White Ranger in the original TV series. New Tommy has come to put an end to original Tommy he's bringing his Black Dragon Zord with him to get the job done.
“We love how BOOM! Studios has taken the Power Rangers story to unprecedented and mature places, and now we’re bringing the characters to a new realm with their first appearance in a video game,” said Taehoon Kim, CEO, nWay. “Partnering with them to bring in Lord Drakkon and Black Dragon is the perfect way to bolster Power Rangers: Legacy Wars’ roster with next-level evil warriors!”
"Powers Rangers: Legacy Wars marks the first time that the all-new canonical creations from BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics ventured beyond the two-dimensional page," said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. "As an avid player of this amazing game, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with the team at nWay and our friends at Saban Brands and Lionsgate to unleash these two villains!"
In addition to the exciting new character, this week's update also includes two major additions that fans have been asking for:
- Challenge Mode – Compete in a series of battles using a group of your teams and reach the maximum number of wins before losing three matches in order to win huge prizes.
Talents System – Upgrade your warriors with passive abilities that provide bonus damage and attributes.
Chime in on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think about Lord Drakkon! We think he looks amazing. Hopefully we'll get a preview video showing his abilities soon -- when we do, we'll update you straight away.