Creators of EVO announce new free-to-play PC fighting game, Rising Thunder

Radiant Entertainment has announced a new free-to-play fighting game developed by the creators of EV and Seth Killian.

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Radiant Entertainment has announced a new free-to-play fighting game from the creators of the Evolution Championship Series (EVO) and fighting-game veteran Seth Killian called Rising Thunder.

Rising Thunder is being built from the ground up with online play in mind as it will include the next evolution of GGPO, which is the widely-embraced roll-back netcode for fighting games created by Tony Cannon. Cannon also just so happens to be the CTO of Radiant Entertainment, which will allow him to work extremely close to this project.

Rising Thunder will be completely free to play and will offer options to purchase cosmetic items some time in its future. The game will also allow players to perform one-button special moves, which should help newcomers to fighting games perform just as well as experienced players.

Players can sign up to receive an invite to the technical alpha for Rising Thunder by visiting its official website. The technical alpha is scheduled to kick off on July 28.

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    July 20, 2015 9:42 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Creators of EVO announce new free-to-play PC fighting game, Rising Thunder

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      July 20, 2015 9:47 AM

      Pretty bland characters.

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        July 20, 2015 12:18 PM

        In all fairness, the game was just announced.

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        July 20, 2015 1:04 PM

        The art style is really clean. I kind of like it.

        I don't play fighting games, but I think that if I did, I would appreciate the clean art style from a "being able to focus" perspective.

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          July 20, 2015 6:19 PM

          You make a good point. It feels like fighting games nowadays are trying to throw so much art in both the characters and environments that they are afraid to go for a simple, clean look. Rising Thunder definitely gives me a feeling of a nice, clean fighting game.

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      July 20, 2015 1:32 PM

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg7opyrLOKE

      Video (polygon youtube warning).

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        July 20, 2015 6:18 PM

        I was waiting for our video crew to upload the official video. It's embedded in the story.

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      July 20, 2015 3:45 PM

      I was impressed. Definitely gonna try it out especially because its free

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      July 20, 2015 6:24 PM

      Based on what I've seen it seems somewhere between Street Fighter and Divekick, where they strip away mechanical barriers so that players can get right into the strategy of fighting games.

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