March has been a bad month for video games. Not long after Microsoft announced the cancellation of Fable Legends, developer Radiant Entertainment revealed on Twitter that it has put the lid on online fighting game Rising Thunder.
The company has been acquired by League of Legends developer Riot Games and will dedicate its resources on creating an entirely new game. The full statement from spokespeople Tom and Tony read:
"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 closing the Rising Thunder Alpha on March 18th. Thanks to everyone who participated in the test!
And more broadly, to everyone who has helped support us by playing Stonehearth and Rising Thunder, backing our Kickstarter, telling your friends, and giving us your feedback: Thank you for helping us make these games as good as they can be. You have been a consistent source of motivation and inspiration for us, and we look forward to continuing to talk and work with you in the future."
We can’t wait to see what exactly this new game is and how it plays. If it’s anything like Rising Thunder
, which was very well received by the fighting game community, there is a good chance it will be easy to play.