The newest Power Rangers console game, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, was announced toward the beginning of 2019. While information about the fighter has been scarce, a new trailer has revealed that a villain from the universe, Lord Drakkon, will be in the game.
Lord Drakkon is an older, much crueler version of Tommy Oliver from an alternate reality. He rules over his Earth with an iron fist. Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid’s take on Lord Drakkon seems to fit the description quite well. You can watch him in action in the new trailer below.
The barely-minute-long trailer sees Zordon warning the Rangers of «a great threat» named Lord Drakkon. After that, we see Drakkon battling the Green, Red, and Yellow Rangers, showing off some of the simple and more complex juggle strings he can perform in the game. We’re left with a final message from Zordon: «Lord Drakkon will attempt to conquer existence.» It’s unclear whether Drakkon will be playable, but it’s safe to assume he’ll be an antagonist in the game nonetheless. It’s also unclear how many villains will appear in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, but we’ve learned that there are at least 11 more characters whose identities have yet to be revealed.
Back in January 2019, the official Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Twitter account unveiled the game with a 50-second teaser trailer. According to replies to the tweet, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is not a port of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, a mobile fighter also developed by San Francisco-based developer nWay. Additionally, the game is reported to feature «a completely brand new battle mechanic [that was built from the ground up] , including different movesets from each character that we plan on adding to our game.»
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid launches for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in spring 2019.