Saban Developing Power Rangers Multiplayer Game


SANTA MONICA: Saban Brands has teamed up with Lionsgate and game developer nWay for a multiplayer mobile action game based on the popular Power Rangers franchise.

The game is due out next year, as is a feature-film version of the property. That movie is a Lionsgate and Saban Brands co-production slated to premiere March 24, 2017. Both the game and the film are the latest in the brand’s long line of extensions since Power Rangers first aired as a TV series in the U.S. 20 years ago. It has since spawned toys, apparel, costumes, video games, DVDs, comic books and more.

“This alliance underscores our strategy of combining a world-class brand with a Triple-A game developer to create an exciting, high-quality game with enormous upside,” said Lionsgate President of Interactive Ventures and Games Peter Levin. “With nWay’s ability to achieve console-level play on mobile devices, the Power Rangers game will appeal to a broad spectrum of core gamers and Power Rangers fans alike.”

“For decades, the Power Rangers brand has provided new and engaging opportunities for fans to experience the iconic franchise and we are thrilled to continue that legacy by joining forces with Lionsgate, our feature-film partner, and nWay to create a state-of-the-art mobile game,” said Janet Hsu, the CEO of Saban Brands. “With these phenomenal partners, we will connect millions of Power Rangers and gaming fans globally with a mobile gaming experience unlike anything else.”

“Lionsgate and Saban Brands are the ideal partners and Power Rangers is the perfect property on which to base a game with player-to-player competition, epic battles and intense action that raises the bar for the genre,” said nWay CEO Taehoon Kim. “The Power Rangers global fan base provides a powerful foundation for the game’s launch, and the high-quality of gameplay makes this a natural for the esports trend. Power Rangers is an incredibly beloved and recognizable property, and its deep and detailed mythology will enable us to create a rich, multi-layered world for gamers everywhere.”