“Since 1993 – 25 Powerful Years”.
August 28, 2018, one of the longest running pop culture brands, The Power Rangers, turns 25 years old. In celebration, Saban Brands is planning a year-long celebration of this silver anniversary. In partnership with Hyper RPG, creator of innovative RPG live streaming experiences, and Twitch, world’s leading social video service and community for gamers, Saban announced the Power Rangers HyperForce show. This will be the first licensed property to offer an official interactive, tabletop role-playing game (RPG), streaming live on the Hyper RPG channel on Twitch.
The description of the campaign:
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 Scotts, 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.
While promoting the theatrical release of the Power Rangers feature film with Lionsgate earlier this year, Twitch streamed all 23 seasons and 831 episodes of the television series during a 17 day long Power Rangers marathon on its Twitch Presents channel. This was one of Twitch’s most successful campaigns to date with nearly 13MM channel views and 7.4MM chat messages.
Zac Eubank, CEO at Hyper RPG, said:
We are overwhelmingly excited to bring a new Power Rangers story live to Twitch. We are putting everything we have learned in the last three years of livestreaming tabletop RPGs into this, it’s literally the coolest thing we have ever had the pleasure to work on!
The cast of the Power Rangers HyperForce show includes 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), and Cristina Vee (actress and social media personality). Throughout the 25 episode run, special guests will appear throughout the series. Erin Cahill (Pink Ranger, Power Rangers Time Force) is scheduled to appear in the premiere episode.
The Power Rangers HyperForce show will premiere on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 6:00-9:00 pm PT, live on the HyperRPG Twitch channel. The show will air a weekly episode for 25 weeks for the 25th-anniversary celebration. Each episode will provide three hours of tabletop role-playing and real-time interaction.