Canceled open-world Power Rangers game concept art surfaces

Power Rangers
(Image credit: Saban)

A canceled Power Rangers game has come to light after an ex-developer on the game shared some concept art of the ‘Arkham’ style project. 

Twitter user Jason Bischoff (opens in new tab), who previously worked at Power Rangers original owner Saban Entertainment, shared that they were working on a AAA game based on the cult superheroes called 'Project Nomad.'

According to Bischoff’s thread (opens in new tab), the game was intended to be an "open-world co-op that captured the energy, teamwork, and history of the franchise through a fresh lens." The ex-Saban employee then describes the project as "'Arkham' Rangers... or Gotham Knights 5 years before [its] announcement," referring to WB Games Montréal's upcoming title and Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham series.

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Each tweet in the thread features concept art from the project, from character armour to a fight alongside a giant fire-breathing robo T-Rex. So what happened to the idea? Bischoff explains: "Sadly, with so much circulating through the studio at the time, there was no bandwidth or budget to support."

However, what Bischoff did have "was an invaluable 'blessing' to independently explore" which, as the Power Rangers fan goes on to explain, they did. "Calling on old friends, we built the pitch we wanted to see” Bischoff shares alongside character designs of the suited superheroes from Green to Yellow Ranger. (opens in new tab)

Unfortunately, Bischoff, along with the other talented artists who worked on the project, wasn’t able to get the project off the ground despite, as they explain, "early talks with devs/publishers was favorable." "Ultimately," they conclude, "time and big shifts in our business saw conversations around Project Nomad peter out." Unfortunately, that means we're still living in a timeline where an open-world Power Rangers game is yet to happen. 

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Hope Bellingham
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