The company behind the Power Rangers franchise is targeting an indie studio making a game in the "sentai" super-hero genre, Chroma Squad, in hopes of taking a share of the profits or shutting the project down, USGamer reports. Saban Brands owns the rights to the Power Rangers series, which is produced in partnership with Japanese studio Toei (based on its Super Sentai Series.) Chroma Squad was successfully funded on Kickstarter almost one year ago by the six-person Brazil-based Behold Studios, but the game is on hold while Behold negotiates with Saban. "This week they've contacted us to offer a deal. They see two options in this negotiation: the first one being using the court to make sure that our game wouldn't get released. The second option would be that they would join our project with a royalty share. We both prefer the second option, considering that going into court would would be painful for both sides," Behold wrote in a backer-only updated quoted by USGamer. Behold's Saulo Camarotti told USGamer that negotiations with Saban are going well, and he's hoping for a "win-win negotiation" that puts the game back on track for release.
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Power Rangers studio goes after indie dev team over hero game
Saban Brands, the company that holds the Power Rangers IP, is targeting a rights-sharing deal for Behold Studios' Chroma Squad.