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Power Rangers vs. Street Fighter live action short film announced, Ryu becomes an actual Power Ranger

Can also play as Power Ranger Ryu in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars mobile game

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 19, 2018 at 1:14 p.m. PDT • Comments: 44

Back in May a very ambitious crossover was introduced to the world. Power Rangers and Capcom's own Street Fighter franchise entered the same ring in mobile fighting title Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.

Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Akuma, Guile, and M. Bison all joined the playable roster, all of which featured their Street Fighter 5 designs. Now, it looks like the crossover is taking things to the next level.

The Power Rangers: Legacy Wars YouTube channel uploaded a trailer for a new, live action short film called Power Rangers: Legacy Wars Street Fighter Showdown. In it, Ryu and Chun-Li find themselves in the Power Rangers world where the evil M. Bison is wreaking havoc.

This short film is based on the plot of the mobile game. Rita Repulsa infects the Morphin Grid with a virus that affects all of the Rangers from across the various TV shows and movies. Rita continues to grow stronger and begins recruiting the aid of villains from other realities.

"She discovers the remains of Street Fighter's M. Bison and resurrects him in her world," GameSpot reports. "Unable to defeat a united front of Rita, M. Bison, the two villains' minions, and the Rangers who are still infected, Jason and his team of freed Rangers enlist Ryu's help to take back the Morphin Grid."

One of the most interesting things to come of this short film is the fact that Ryu becomes a Power Ranger himself. Equipped with his own Power Coin, Ryu becomes the "Ryu Ranger" in order to assist in the battle against evil.

The short film is due out this fall, but Ryu Ranger will also be a playable character in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars. You can access him right now.

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Via RangerBoard.

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