Street Fighter and Power Rangers crossing over isn't that odd of a combination. Last year for its mobile game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, Hasbro teamed up with Capcom to introduce Ryu and the gang into the fighting game. Ryu even donned a ranger outfit, himself.
Now, it looks like Chun-Li will finally be suiting up to do battle against Rita Repulsa. Available starting today, players will have the chance to battle as "Chun-Li Ranger" and watch as the world's strongest woman becomes a complete badass. Her ranger outfit is inspired by her signature costume and even features a pretty awesome shield vest.
In a nice homage, all of her moves are based on her various Street Fighter incarnations. She'll have access to Senhoukyaku (lightning kicks), Spinning Phoenix (a.k.a. Spinning Bird Kick), and the Hyakugouka Strike (basically a Hadouken). A trailer shows off a few combos that players can utilize.
In May of last year, Street Fighter invaded the world of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars. In what seemed like a completely out of nowhere event, many didn't think it would lead to Ryu eventually donning a ranger moniker. That came to be a few months later when Ryu picked up the mantle to battle M. Bison.
If you happened to miss all of these events, Chun-Li's recent rangerfication has brought back all of the previous Street Fighter characters to the game. They'll be available for purchase from the in-game store for you to keep forever. Characters include Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Akuma, Guile, and M. Bison.
Developed primarily by nWay, Legacy Wars is a hybrid fighting game/strategy title. It plays almost like a deck-building title with specific moves working on cooldowns. It's hard to really describe in words, but it makes more sense once you start fighting.
The game is a free-to-play mobile title available on Android and iOS. The success of the title eventually led to the development of Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. A more traditional fighter, that game released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One earlier this year before heading to Switch. It has cross-play functionality to allow players on any eco-system to battle it out.
Whether or not these Street Fighter cameos will make the jump to consoles is anyone's guess. Even if they don't, the world at least now has Ryu and Chun-Li ranger.