Power Rangers to Make Video Game Comeback
Namco Bandai Games America today confirmed that it has secured exclusive North American rights to publish future official video games for the long-running kids’ TV series Power Rangers. This is the first step for Namco Bandai to create a new series of home console games based on the upcoming Power Rangers Samurai series controlled by Saban Brands.
Power Rangers Samurai follows a new generation of five Rangers who must master the ancient Samurai Symbols of Power, which give them control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest and Earth. Under the guidance of their all-knowing Samurai mentor, Ji, and with the aid of their devoted animal Zords (Lion, Dragon, Ape, Turtle and Bear), they battle to save Earth from the dark forces of the Netherworld led by the evil Master Xandred.
“As we kick off the year as the new Namco Bandai Games, strategic partnerships are a key focus for us,” stated the Vice President of Marketing at Namco Bandai Games America, Carlson Choi. “Under this new partnership, I look forward to leveraging our strengths and capabilities with Saban Brands to increase our mutual reach with high quality game content. We are definitely excited to bring the Power Rangers series under our roster of titles.”