'League of Legends' studio buys a preventing recreation powerhouse

'League of Legends' studio buys a fighting game powerhouse

Riot Video games, the studio answerable for League of Legends, acquired Radiant Leisure and all of its preventing recreation know-how this week. Radiant is staffed by well-liked figures within the preventing recreation group, together with former Road Fighter commentator and Capcom group supervisor Seth Killian. The studio was created by Tom Cannon and Tony Cannon, who’re additionally founders of the world’s largest preventing recreation event, the Evolution Championship Collection. Radiant has two titles underneath its belt: the free, on-line preventing recreation Rising Thunder and the city-constructing simulator Stonehearth.

Rising Thunder will probably be taken offline on March 18th so the workforce can concentrate on a brand new recreation, the Cannon brothers stated. Stonehearth will proceed improvement as deliberate, besides the work will now be accomplished underneath the banner of Riot Video games.

“As for Rising Thunder, the workforce will begin work on a brand new recreation that we’re extremely enthusiastic about,” the weblog submit reads. “We want lets say extra now, however relaxation assured you will hear extra when the time is true.”

Riot Video games, owned by Chinese language firm Tencent, has been solely targeted on League of Legends till now. It often releases supplemental merchandise corresponding to soundtracks and interactive tales associated to League, however this marks the primary affirmation that it is constructing a model new recreation. Given Radiant’s historical past, we’re anticipating one thing with a fighter aptitude.

This is not an unheard-of idea for some hardcore League gamers — the fan-made recreation League of Fighters pits Riot’s characters towards one another in a single-on-one matches. One other fan imagined League characters in a 2D preventing recreation again in 2014.

We’re THRILLED to welcome @pond3r, @protomcannon, @sethkillian and the superb Radiant Leisure staff to Riot: https://t.co/jM3iNlD8Kf

— Riot Video games (@riotgames) March eight, 2016