Imagine a triple-A Power Rangers game inspired by the Arkham masterpiece series by Rocksteady games? Well, that dream was almost a reality thanks to Jason Bischoff, ex-global franchise director of Power Ranger at Hasbro. Bischoff took to Twitter to share his idea for the game alongside some epic-looking concept art.
According to Bischoff, the Arkham-styled Power Ranged game, codename “Project Nomad” was originally in the works back in 2016. While the game failed to get past the original pitch phase, the idea of the experience was to create an ambitious open-world co-op game around the Power Rangers series.
Bischoff describes the game as an experience that captured the energy, teamwork and history of the Power Rangers series through a fresh lens. Think Gotham Knights but with Power Rangers and all the awesomeness that comes with the series.
By the sound of things, the Power Rangers game sounds very much in line with Gotham Knights. The game, which has recently been delayed, also combines the Arkham-styled world and gameplay but with a co-op twist. You can play Batgirl, Red Hood, and Robin. Think Green Ranger, Red Ranger etc.
Unfortunately, while the Power Rangers game sounds rather fantastic, it never went very far. Bischoff says that the project had no budget and was impossible to develop in-house without the bandwidth. However, he claims that Hasbro has granted him the right to explore the possibility independently. So if he manages to get a studio to pick up the project then we might see it one day.
— Jason Bischoff (@shadowpiper) August 6, 2021
The concept art showcases a range of battles, characters and even the Ranger’s unique robot dinosaurs. The game would have been something if it had the people and budget behind it.
Power Ranger video games aren’t as popular as they used to be back in the day. Besides Battle for the Grid, the series has been lacking video game instalments. Back in the late nineties and early 2000’s the series saw multiple beat ’em ups and platformers release. However, that changed.