SDCC ’17: Boom! Studios Announces Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Comic Characters Will Be In Video Game
by Hannah Means Shannon
Boom! Studios have announced their 10th installment in news items leading up to SDCC ’17 happening this week in San Diego, and it’s a doozy. Synchronous multiplayer fighting game developer nWay and Boom will produce the the first video game appearance for characters from the top-selling Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.
After an in-game update going live later this week, Lord Drakkon–the first new official Mighty Morphin Power Ranger created in over 20 years–and Black Dragon will appear as playable warriors in the mobile game, along with various in-game updates and feature additions.
Taehoon Kim, CEO of nWay says:
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. 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!
Lord Drakkon is an “intensely evil version” of Tommy Oliver from an alternate universe who rules his Earth with “dystopian philosophies”. Lord Drakkon first appeared in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9 from BOOM! Studios.
Black Dragon is a powerful Zord from an alternate universe who has come to destroy Tommy Oliver. Black Dragon first appeared in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4 from BOOM! Studios. Their debut in the game marks the first time either character has appeared outside of the comic book series.
In the update, players can also experience some of the most requested features and tweaks, such as:
- 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.
Full details on the incoming fighters and updates can be found here.
Fans looking to get their Power Rangers: Legacy Wars fix this week at Comic-Con International: San Diego have a couple of options, too:
- BOOM! Studios and nWay will be revealing more information and a closer look at the characters in action later this week during the BOOM! Studios Power Rangers panel on Friday, July 21, at 11:30 a.m. PDT in Room 5AB of the San Diego Convention Center. The panel is open to all registered attendees, and fans attending the panel will have a chance to win a super-rare limited edition Power Rangers: Legacy Wars item.
- Renowned actor Jason David Frank, from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, will be playing Power Rangers: Legacy Wars against fans in the Lionsgate booth located at #4045.