Peter Sudarso, who plays Preston on Power Rangers Ninja Steel recently tweeted:
The Power Rangers universe is about to get so much bigger and better..
— Peter Sudarso (@PeterSAdrian) October 9, 2017
And now we know what he finally meant thanks to Power Rangers Now. Today, Saban announced Power Rangers Hyperforce! The game will launch as a part of the celebration of the brands 25th anniversary and it will be live-streamed on HyperRPG’s Twitch channel, who currently do a live Star Wars RPG called Pencils and Parsecs.
Earlier this year Saban tested the Twitch platform when the Lionsgate 2017 feature film was being promoted. They ran a 17-day long stream of all 23 seasons and 831 episodes of the iconic television series. This was a major success for Twitch pulling in a whopping 13 million channel views. With that amount of success, Saban realized that there should be more content for the digital platform, thus unlocking a whole new exploration of Power Rangers lore. According to another tweet from Sudarso, this will take place in the same universe as the same Power Rangers we all know and love. The show will be 25 episodes celebrating the 25 years of the show.
— Peter Sudarso (@PeterSAdrian) October 18, 2017
Hyperforce seems like it will be for all ages but it will have elements in it that us older fans love. This seems to capture the same audience that is enjoying the Boom Studios! Power Rangers comics, which have been excellent ever since they debuted. Jen Scotts (portrayed by Erin Cahill from Power Ranger Time Force) will serve as the mentor to the team and will also be in the premiere episode. Also, there are a couple tidbits that will make hardcore fans happy. This will be the first All-American made Ranger original concepts and designs. Also, Peter Sudarso will all be the first Asian Red Ranger. As a fan, I can’t wait for this. The concept of a Power Rangers RPG opens up the franchise to a larger world which they have created and now can capitalize on. Since this will be in canon with the television show it leaves us with endless possibilities. For more information check out the official cast and synopsis below.
About the Game
Power Rangers Hyperforce is set in the year 3016 at Time Force Academy. A team of Time Force Ranger cadets must band together to defeat an ancient evil who is set on unraveling the very fabric of the universe. Under the leadership of their mentor, Jen Scott, and with the show’s Game Master, Malika Lim, the newly minted Rangers will cross both time and space to complete their mission while running into many familiar eras (and faces) along the way.
The stakes have never been higher as the players learn what it means to be a Ranger in a live, tabletop RPG environment where anything can happen.
Hyper RPG has developed a Twitch Extension that will allow viewers to select a Ranger that is permanently tied to the user’s unique ID. Viewers will be able to send their Ranger out on daily missions, boss battles, and raids, as well as trade cool loot with other players.
· Peter Sudarso (the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Steel).
· Andre “Black Nerd Comedy” (Power Rangers Superfan and popular content creator).
· Meghan Camarena (popular social media personality, Strawburry17).
· Paulie Schrier (fan-favorite “Bulk” in Power Rangers).
· Cristina Vee (actress and social media personality).
Throughout the series, special guests will join the cast including Erin Cahill (Pink Ranger, Power Rangers Time Force) for the premiere episode.
Be sure to get your morphers ready and tune in to Power Rangers Hyperforce – premiering only on Twitch!