Rising Thunder is a free-to-play, online-only, PC-first fighting game developed by Radiant Entertainment. It features simplified controls to make the game more accessible while still being deep and balanced, capable of standing up to years of high level competitive play.
About the gameEdit
Design decisions Edit
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Rising Thunder has eight buttons:
- Three special buttons
- Three normal move buttons
- One throw button
- One super button
Supported controllers Edit
Skills tested Edit
Apart from physical dexterity, Rising Thunder involves skills and knowledge required for other fighting games, such as:
- yomi (ability to read your opponent)
- character knowledge
- knowledge of matchups (what to do versus a specific character)
Yomi and valuation
"Yomi" is Japanese for "reading," which, in the context of competitive games, refers to "knowing (reading) the mind of your opponent." 
Valuation refers to knowing the relative value of each move—both in relation to other movies, and in different situations.
Playing Rising Thunder will teach you to pay attention to small clues that indicate how people think and act, and to feel, trust, and interpret your intuitive hunches—your gut instinct. Yomi and valuation are skills that may be useful in other games (especially competitive games), and even other areas of your life.
Setting and lore Edit
Playable characters Edit
Rising Thunder is an asymmetric game (like most 2D and 3D fighting games), not a symmetric game (like Chess), which means players can choose between a cast of characters, each with unique moves, strengths, weaknesses, and abilities that reflect that character's particular personality and style.
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Game modes Edit
Training mode Edit
Online ranked mode Edit
Pre-public alpha test Edit
Public alpha test Edit
On March 8th 2016, Radiant Games announced their acquisition by Riot Games and that Rising Thunder would be permanently closed on March 18th.
Key contributors Edit
Awards and Honors Edit
Where to buy Edit
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