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Ryu as the Crimson Hawk Ranger and Chun-Li as the Blue Phoenix Ranger announced for Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • April 13, 2021 at 9:14 a.m. PDT • Comments: 55

It's been revealed that Ryu and Chun-Li from Capcom's Street Fighter series will be joining Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid as playable characters. Ryu will be known as the Crimson Hawk Ranger and Chun-Li is titled as the Blue Phoenix Ranger.

The reveal trailer mostly focused on Ryu's gameplay. As expected, he has all of his traditional moves like his fireball, Hurricane Kick, Dragon Punch and his Joudan Sokutogeri.

"You must defeat my Shoryuken to stand a chance," says the Crimson Hawk Ranger as the trailer begins. Classic Ryu.

Back in 2018, it was revealed that Ryu would become the Ryu Ranger in the Power Rangers: Legacy Wars mobile game that created a crossover between the Street Fighter series and the Power Rangers. When Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid launched on consoles, the Street Fighter reps were nowhere to be found.

While most of Ryu's specials act as finishers in the Street Fighter series, they often function well as combo extenders when he's fighting as the Crimson Hawk Ranger. By spending meter on his fireball, he can force the opponent into a crumple. Even from full screen, the Crimson Hawk Ranger is easily able to convert into a powerful combo.

For his super, the Crimson Hawk Ranger has access to the Shinku Hadoken. This particular super functions like it does in Marvel vs. Capcom titles where it behaves like a beam. Ryu can perform this while grounded or while airborne.

Blue Phoenix Ranger was only shown performing a Spinning Bird Kick as a teaser at the end of the trailer. The "Street Fighter Pack" will be releasing on May 25, 2021.

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Source: IGN.

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