The Power Rangers Return To Twitch For Tabletop RPG
by James Ferguson
Saban’s Power Rangers is turning 25 and there is loads of cool stuff planned. There has already been an awesome artist tribute announced and more exciting things are coming for the comics, but what about the games? That’s where Power Rangers HyperForce comes in. Launching in partnership with Hyper RPG, Power Rangers HyperForce will be the first licensed property to provide an official interactive, tabletop role-playing game.
The game will be streamed live beginning on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 from 6 PM PST – 9 PM PST and on twitch.tv/hyperrpg. After that, it will be airing weekly for a total of 25 episodes to celebrate the 25th anniversary.
Power Rangers HyperForce is set in the year 3016 at the Time Force Academy. It features a team of Time Force Ranger cadets as they band together to defeat an ancient evil who is set on unraveling the very fabric of the universe. Under the leadership of their mentor, Jen Scotts, and with the show’s Game Master, Malika Lim, the newly minted Rangers will cross both time and space to complete their mission while running into many familiar eras (and faces) along the way.
Hyper RPG has developed a Twitch Extension that will allow viewers to select a Ranger that is permanently tied to the user’s unique ID. Viewers will be able to send their Ranger out on daily missions, boss battles, and raids, as well as trade cool loot with other players. As viewers level up their Ranger, avatars will unlock energy that can be gifted to the players live on screen. This is where the interactive part comes in, creating a truly unique experience.
The Power Rangers RPG game cast includes Peter Sudarso (the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Steel,) Andre “Black Nerd Comedy” (Power Rangers Superfan), Meghan Camarena (social media personality, Strawburry17), Paulie Schrier (fan-favorite “Bulk” in Power Rangers) and Cristina Vee. Throughout the series, special guests will join the cast including Erin Cahill (Pink Ranger, Power Rangers Time Force) for the premiere episode.
Janet Hsu, CEO at Saban Brands says:
Following Power Rangers’ successful marathon on Twitch, we are combining forces with the industry leading team at Hyper RPG to bring Power Rangers fans a tabletop role-playing game experience like never before.
Zac Eubank, CEO at Hyper RPG added:
We are overwhelmingly excited to bring a new Power Rangers story live to Twitch. We are putting everything we have learned in the last three years of livestreaming tabletop RPGs into this, it’s literally the coolest thing we have ever had the pleasure to work on!
For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com and www.hyperrabbitpowergo.com.