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LoL MOBA Riot Games Buy Radiant Entertainment: What Could This Mean?

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What will be the fate for the games handled by Radiant Entertainment?

Some may have heard about the free-to-play game Rising Thunder, developed by Radiant Entertainment. This team was composed of former Capcom staff Seth Killian, who was previously the Special Combat Advisor and face of Street Fighter. Unfortunately the fate of Rising Thunder has been decided and it will be shutting down on March 18 as Radiant Entertainment has been acquired by League of Legends developer Riot Games.

Radiant Entertainment was composed of members who are experts in the fighting game genre, as aside from Killian there were also Tom and Tony Canon; who were known as the creators of the EVO Fighting Game tournament, the biggest fighting game event in the world. Their Rising Thunder game was a free-to-play fighting game that started its Alpha test since August 2015. The game earned positive feedback regarding due to its unique fight mechanics.

Here is their statement that was posted on their website regarding the acquisition:

We are delighted to announce that Radiant Entertainment has been acquired by Riot Games. At Riot, our developers will continue their mission of building incredible games that speak to us personally as players. You?re probably wondering what this means for our games.

First and foremost, Stonehearth will go on, full speed ahead. We?ll continue delivering Alphas at our current pace, with the aim of delivering the final game ?when it?s ready.? We?ll continue keeping you up to date on our progress through things like our Twitch streams and Desktop Tuesday blog posts.

As for Rising Thunder, the team will start work on a new game that we?re incredibly excited about. We wish we could say more now, but rest assured you?ll hear more when the time is right. For now, we will be permanently closing Rising Thunder on March 18th. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Alpha!


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