Street Fighter ® Characters Enter Sabanâ€™s Power Rangers: Legacy Wars MobileGame for Epic Clash of Legendary Fighters
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SAN FRANCISCO – May 16, 2018 – Tomorrow, two powerhouses of geek culture are set to collide as nWay, Saban Brands, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Capcom Co., Ltd. join forces with a Power Rangers and Street Fighter ® crossover that will rock the competitive mobile gaming space. In the Power Rangers: Legacy Wars mobile game, players will be able to add iconic fighters -- including Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile, Akuma, Cammy, and M.Bison -- to their existing lineups of fan favorite Rangers and villains from Saban Brands’ Power Rangers franchise, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is available to download now in the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.
nWay ensured Street Fighter’s introduction to the Power Rangers: Legacy Wars roster stays true to the series’ look and feel by incorporating the actual models, animations, combos and abilities from Street Fighter ® V: Arcade Edition. Capcom Japan directly oversaw this effort by providing key insight into adding faithful versions of the following characters and example move-sets into the game:
“This incredible Street Fighter and Power Rangers crossover shows how the competitive mobile gaming scene is thriving and attracting massive confidence from legendary videogame companies and their passionate fanbases,” said Taehoon Kim, CEO of nWay. “Seeing Street Fighter characters duking it out with Power Rangers is truly new and magical. It’s never been done before and now we are making it happen in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, proving the rising trend of competitive mobile gaming in the West."
"The collaboration between Power Rangers and Street Fighter feels like a dream to me,” said Yoshinori Ono, executive producer at Capcom. “The Rangers series that I also grew up watching as a kid have crossed overseas, became Power Rangers, and is now well received by all ages. I can't contain my excitement just thinking about the idea of our Street Fighter characters moving about in that world.”
nWay is the game studio behind Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and ChronoBlade, a competitive and cooperative multiplayer Action RPG for mobile. Featuring console quality graphics and fast-paced synchronous cross-platform multiplayer gameplay, nWay’s games leverage the company’s proprietary technology for a latency-free experience. The company is based in San Francisco with offices in Seoul, Korea. The nWay team is comprised of leading developers and executives from companies like Sony, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, Kabam, Nexon and NCSoft. They have collectively contributed to over a dozen hit mobile, console and online games including: FIFA, Battlefield Online, Lineage II, Warhammer, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Heroes of Newerth, Dominations, Star Wars Uprising and Marvel Contest of Champions. nWay has received venture funding from Ridge Ventures, March Capital, Baseline Ventures, Translink Capital, and WI Harper. For more information, visit nWay at www.nway.com .
About Saban’s Power Rangers
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next-generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games including groundbreaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com .
Capcom, the Capcom logo, Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
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