This January, Rising Thunder will return as Rising Thunder: Community Edition, including local play and the source code for an open-source server. In March 2016, Riot acquired the up-and-coming fighting game and shut off its servers. The team’s been quiet since, but announced today they’ve “moved on to develop something new.”


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I didn’t really think the game concept had any legs competitively when it was originally announced, but maybe Riot can do something with it. Be interesting to see, especially with one of Capcom’s former Street Fighter honchos involved.