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Go Go Ryu Rangers: Street Fighter's poster boy has his Power Rangers designs revealed by Capcom during San Diego Comic-Con along with cool new trailer

It would be pretty rad to get this as a costume in Street Fighter 5

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • July 21, 2018 at 4:20 a.m. PDT • Comments: 31

It was a strange day when we first learned that Street Fighter was going to be crossing over with Power Rangers in their mobile fighting game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, and it's perhaps even stranger now seeing their relationship grow and expand.

Previously, a special live-action crossover short film was announced at San Diego Comic-Con called Power Rangers: Legacy Wars Street Fighter Showdown which features Ryu, Chun-Li and M. Bison joining the world of the Power Rangers, and we also learned that the Street Fighter poster boy would also be morphing into his own Power Ranger.

This new "Ryu Ranger" is available in the game now, but Capcom showed other designs for the crossover warrior at their Street Fighter Comic-Con panel today plus we get to take a look at them thanks to David Poole on Twitter along with a trailer showing off Ryu's specials in the game itself.

For his Power Coin, Ryu Ranger uses a hawk theme which carries over into his Ranger design. The character reportedly went through multiple iterations including designs by Udon Entertainments Lo Vong and Capcom's KIKI โ€” which you can see below โ€” before settling on a final look for the world warrior according to Poole.

Ryu's final design appears to be largely based on the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers aesthetics with a mostly gray/ tan color scheme with power armor similar to the original Green Ranger plus red on his gloves and head to represent his Street Fighter gloves and headband.

In the mobile game, Ryu retains his standard special moves like the Hadoken and Shoryuken plus also gains special hawk themed variants like Taka Tatsumaki, Taka Hadoken โ€” which even looks like the bird of prey. The Street Fighter vs. Power Rangers movie is set to release sometime this fall though it would be awesome if we could get this crossover costume in Street Fighter 5 as well.

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Image Sources: David Poole, Yoshinori Ono, Wiiknigh678

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