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Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Introduces New Characters/Season One Pass/New Free Update

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SAN FRANCISCO – July 10, 2019 – Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, the fan favorite fighting game by developer nWay in partnership with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Lionsgate available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One, today released its first two Season One characters, Trey of Triforia and Jen Scotts, to be followed by Lord Zedd in a future update. Players can purchase each individual character digitally for $6.99 or the full Season One Pass for $14.99, which includes all three characters along with a bonus character skin.

Trey of Triforia: The original Gold Zeo Ranger, Trey was an alien from the planet Triforia who came to earth to help the Zeo Rangers battle the Machine Empire. There, he was attacked and split into three separate beings, forcing him to temporarily transfer his Gold Ranger powers to veteran ex-Ranger Jason Lee Scott.

Jen Scotts: Jen Scotts assumed the role of leader of the Time Force when her fiancé, the Red Time Force Ranger, was killed by an escaping criminal named Ransik. Fearless, determined and compassionate, Jen and her team did everything they could to track down Ransik and bring him to justice.

Lord Zedd (Coming Soon): The self-proclaimed "Emperor of Evil," Lord Zedd has conquered and enslaved much of the galaxy. Initially leaving the "insignificant" Earth for Rita Repulsa to conquer, he returns to punish her for her failure and finish what she started.

Jason Lee Scott - Red Dragon Shield (skin): After Tommy Oliver, the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, was killed by Lord Drakkon, an evil version of Tommy from an alternate dimension, Jason inherited the Dragon Shield and Dragon Dagger. With their added strength and the ability to summon the Dragonzord, Jason was able to lead the other Rangers in the fight against Lord Drakkon.

Also available today for Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is the second free update (v1.3) that introduces several previously unreleased features.

The v1.3 update vastly improves the game’s social play and matchmaking, including Direct Match, which lets friends or any two specific players match up against each other.

The game now also enables crossplay between Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, where players across the two gaming platforms can battle against each other in Ranked, Casual, or Direct Matches.

Crossplay helps players find matches faster against similarly skilled players and opens up a larger matchmaking pool, making the game more competitive.

Crossplay is enabled by nWayPlay, nWay’s recently announced game development platform, which offers a player ID and social system, allowing friends to find each other across platforms.

nWayPlay also enables cross-progression between Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, so players can carry progress made on one platform to another.

Both the Season One Pass and the free update are available for digital download via the PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop and Microsoft Store. More information is at https://battleforthegrid.com/.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid pits current and classic POWER RANGERS and villains from the multiverse’s 25 year history against one another in epic 3v3 tag team battles. The controls promote simplicity and fluidity, enabling beginners to enjoy the combat system and encouraging advanced players to delve into its gameplay mechanics, which include real-time assist takeover, dynamic defense through push blocking and aerial guard, customizable juggle combos, and a unique Megazord comeback mode.

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