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Rising Thunder

Rising Thunder is a 2D fighting game with 3D character models. Players take part in 1v1 battles as giant robots using either a keyboard or gamepad. Rising Thunder does away with the fighter genre tradition of complicated move sets in favor of a more accessible game experience.

Publisher: Radiant Entertainment
Playerbase: TBD
Type: F2P Fighter
Release Date: Never Launched (Only Alpha)
Shut Down: March 18, 2016
Modes: Ranked, Unranked
Pros: +Simple controls. +Fluid keyboard controls. +Easy to learn. +Fluid keyboard & gamepad controls.
Cons: -Limited information available. -Characters look a bit dull.


Rising Thunder Overview

Rising Thunder is a fighting game designed specifically for the PC and online play. The game supports native keyboard controls, and makes it easy to perform each character's entire moveset. Players manage their abilities which each have a set cooldown timer, rather than struggling to learn and executive difficult key combinations. Designed by fighting game veterans, Rising Thunder still retains many of the core elements of the genre including an emphasis on 1v1 competitive gameplay. The game shut down after Riot Games purchased Radiant Entertainment and abandoned Rising Thunder.

Rising Thunder Key Features

  • PC First - Rising Thunder is designed with PC gamers in mind with smooth keyboard controls and online match making.
  • Fight Your Opponents, Not the Controls- No complicated combos to memorize. Special abilities can be executed with a single button.
  • Loadout and Move Out - Each character has multiple specials and cosmetics to chose from in the loadout menu between matches.
  • A Fighter for the Masses - Simple controls and a free to play model make Rising Thunder the most accessible fighter for the PC.

Rising Thunder Screenshots

Rising Thunder Featured Video

Rising Thunder - Alpha Gameplay Vlad vs Dauntless

Full Review

Rising Thunder Review

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Rising Thunder Screenshots


Rising Thunder Videos

Playlist: Rising Thunder (Preview)

System Requirements

Rising Thunder System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.8 GHz / AMD Phenom X4
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce  550 Ti GTX / ATI Radeon 7700 HD
Hard Disk Space: 4 GB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
CPU: Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-6300 or better
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce  760 GTX / ATI Radeon 7800 HD or better
RAM: 4 GB or more
Hard Disk Space: 4 GB


Rising Thunder Music & Soundtrack

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Additional Info

Rising Thunder Additional Information

Developer: Radiant Entertainment
Publisher: Radiant Entertainment

Lead Designer: Seth Killian

Technical Alpha Date: July 28, 2015

Development History / Background:

Rising Thunder is developed by Radiant Entertainment, a Los Altos, California based studio founded in 2013. Rising Thunder is the studio's second game, following the survival/sandbox buy-to-play title Stonehearth, and their first free to play title. Former Capcom community manager Seth Killian has joined the team to help build the industry's first PC-focused and easily accessible 2D fighting game. Drawing inspiration from both the Street Fighter and Super Smash Brothers series, Rising Thunder brings the competitive 1v1 fighter genre to the PC.


  • Eagerly awaiting my alpha key for this. It looks awesome.

  • they should just make a super smash bros for pc.

  • I'm a huge fan of fighting games, with my all-time favorites Street Fighter 2, and Tekken 3, I've had good times playing these games.

    I've been waiting for a legit fighting game to come out for online competitive play on PC for so long!!

    This game is pretty fucking amazing gorgeous graphics, all sorts of combos, so very skill based aswell. There's also a RANKED SYSTEM for competitive play!!! WOOHOO! So pretty much just go and play this game!

    It would be cool if they made a seperate mobile version of this using mobile touch controls but the games would have to be against other mobile players.

  • RIP Rising Thunder. I liked the concept, but it wasn't for me. I prefer Super Smash Bros style fighters like Brawlhalla. I wonder what Riot Games will do with the team behind this game...

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