Riot Games and Radiant Entertainment developing new fighting game

Still "a long way to go" before details are announced.

Rising Thunder

Radiant Entertainment, the studio behind the cancelled fighting game Rising Thunder (pictured) that was acquired by League of Legends developer Riot Games in 2016, is working on a new fighting game under Riot Games, president and CEO Tom Cannon announced at EVO 2019.

“Back in 2016, when we joined forces with Riot, I said that we were going to go in the hole for a while,” Cannon said during the Jump Off live stream. “And I want to be able to let people in on maybe like the worst kept secret in the universe. Which is, I can confirm that we are working on a fighting game for Riot.”

Cannon continued, “The reason why we did Rising Thunder in the first place was because we felt like fighting games just deserved to be enjoyed by way more people. As big as things are, we think it has the potential to get bigger.”

In a statement to IGN, a Riot Games representative corroborated Cannon’s confirmation.

“We have experienced the profound impact this genre can have on players and want to bring the fighting game experience to more people,” a Riot Games representative said. “We’re working hard to create a game truly worthy of the vibrant fighting game community and are making progress, but still have a long way to go before we’re ready to share more details.”

Further details were not announced.

Use the coupon code "GEMATSU" for 5% off.

comment policy

Comment Policy

Comments are welcome and encouraged on Gematsu. However, we ask that you follow a simple set of guidelines:

  • Read the full article before commenting.
  • Stay on topic.
  • No drive-by comments, including trolling, baiting, or shit-posting.
  • Know when not to comment. If you do not care about a topic, you do not need to comment.
  • No offensive comments. This includes abusive, threatening, pornographic, misleading, or libelous content / language, as well as general harassment and individual attacks.
  • No port-begging.
  • No console wars.
  • Use spoiler tags when posting spoiler or NSFW (non-nude-only) content. For example: <spoiler>Woe is Leomon.</spoiler> State the subject of the content outside of the spoiler tags.
  • Be respectful towards other commenters. You do not have to agree with each other, but debate politely. If you find that a commenter is not following this simple etiquette, do not carry on the conversation—simply report it.

Gematsu reserves the right to edit or delete any comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.