nWay Announces Power Rangers: Legacy Wars Partnership with BOOM! Studios for Massive Content Update, Including Lord Drakkon and Black Dragon
BOOM! Studios’ record-breaking Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic comes to video games for the first time
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 18, 2017 – Synchronous multiplayer fighting game developer nWay and comic book publisher BOOM! Studios today announced 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 smash-hit mobile game, along with various in-game updates and feature additions.
“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!”
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 that’s 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: http://playlegacywars.com/1-4-patch-notes/
Fans looking to get their Power Rangers: Legacy Wars fix this week at Comic-Con International: San Diego have a couple of options:
- 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. PDTin 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 RangersTV series, will be playing Power Rangers: Legacy Wars against fans in the Lionsgate booth located at #4045.
About Power Rangers: Legacy Wars
Developed for iOS and Android in partnership with Saban Brands, Lionsgate and nWay, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is the first video game to feature Rangers and villains from the Power Rangers TV show, currently in its 24th season, and the feature film, Saban’s Power Rangers, fighting alongside one another. Since its launch in March 2017, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars has been downloaded more than 15 million times.
Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is a free-to-play action-strategy fighting game focusing on real-time, head-to-head battles with opponents from around the world. Players can currently compete in weekly tournaments for cash prizes through a partnership with ESL. For more information about Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, please visit www.playlegacywars.com.
nWay is the game studio behind Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and ChronoBlade, a competitive and cooperative multiplayer Action RPG for mobile, TV, and browser platforms. 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 Baseline Ventures, TransLink Capital, WI Harper Group, Cowboy Ventures, Harrison Metal and Keytone Ventures. For more information, visit nWay at www.nway.com.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, includingLumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Adventure Time and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox in film and with Fox Television. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.
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.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a vertically integrated next-generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, premium pay television networks, home entertainment, global distribution and sales, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment.
With the acquisition of Starz, Lionsgate adds to its portfolio of businesses the flagship STARZ premium pay network serving 24.2 million subscribers. The combined company will operate five over-the-top (OTT) streaming services and the STARZ app delivering content directly to consumers.
The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the global box office phenomenon La La Land, winner of six Academy Awards®, the blockbuster Hunger Games, John Wick and Now You See Me franchises, double Oscar-winner Hacksaw Ridge, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, Saban’s Power Rangers, Roadside Attractions’ critically acclaimed Manchester by the Sea, Codeblack Films’ All Eyez on Me and Pantelion Films’ How to Be A Latin Lover and Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
One of the largest independent television businesses in the world, Lionsgate’s slate of premium-quality series encompasses nearly 90 shows on more than 40 different networks. These include the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, Nashville, The Wendy Williams Show, The Royals, Casual, Greenleaf, Dear White People, the network reality show Candy Crush, and hit STARZ series including American Gods, The White Princess,Outlander and Power, the second highest-rated premium pay television series of 2016.
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