It finally happened y’all. My favorite Street Fighter character is now a Power Ranger, at least, in the Power Rangers: Legacy Wars mobile game. The Phoenix Power Coin Ranger Chun-Li has some impressive moves that can burn your opponent.
Officially called Chun-Li Ranger (which, yeah… no!), she is a brand new character created by nWay in partnership with Capcom and the Power Rangers creative team. For those who don’t know, Street Fighter characters first crossed over into Power Rangers: Legacy Wars last spring. Their introduction “marked one of the most successful events in the game’s three-year history as it introduced Ryu Ranger.”
As a game-exclusive character, Ryu received the Crimson Hawk Power Coin and morphed into a Power Ranger.
Now, following after him, filled with the power of the Blazing Phoenix, Chun-Li’s moves can set her opponent ablaze with blue phoenix fire.
You can flip in with a Kasairyuu (Volcano Kick) into Houohmai (Phoenix Dance), activate your super to unleash a brutal Senhoukyaku (Thousand Phoenix Kicks), then toy with your foe as they deal with the heat.
As part of Chun-Li Ranger’s introduction to the game, all prior SF characters—including Ryu, Guile, M. Bison, Cammy, Akuma, Chun-Li, and Ryu Ranger—will be available for sale in-game once more.
Here’s the action-packed trailer!
I’m really digging the design and how it stays true to Chun-Li’s iconic blue colors. The little blue energy feathers that appear during her attacks is an amazing extra touch.
Do you know which other fictional fighting-game character has a move-set inspired by the Phoenix? It’s none other than Ling Xiaoyu from the Tekken franchise.
I’m extremely happy about both of my favorite characters sharing a Phoenix-connection.
Are you playing Power Rangers: Legacy Wars? Let us know.
Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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