Welcome to the Rollback: a frame-by-frame look back at our past week’s most notable news–and our favorite SRK articles–from March 31 to April 6, 2017!
Zavian “mushin_Z” Sildra, Editor-in-Chief:
I love Street Fighter Alpha 3–and I enjoy seeing how at least a portion of the Japanese FGC still love it too. Here, Jazz shows us all the best bits of this returning SFA3 event.
Crow_Spaceboy’s in-depth look back at a defining glitch/mechanic/feature in SoulCalibur II really got readers’ nostalgia juices flowing. A fitting discussion of one of the all-time greats.
Bafael returns with an extensive guide on how to fight against Street Fighter V’s hungry, chain-swinging menace. This is a matchup I definitely need to study up on, too!
Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:
A happy surprise on April Fool’s Day, as Arika actually live streamed its proof of concept for a new Fighting Layer-esque fighter on YouTube. Based on the overwhelming support, there are possible plans for Arika to crowdfund this game in the future.
You can finally have Guile’s infamous winning line emblazoned on a t-shirt, thanks to UDON’s new product line.
While the Asian English release has yet to be announced, die-hard Gundam fans will be happy to know that Gundam Versus will be launching on July 6th. Due to its release date, AnimEVO 2017 will now be running Gundam Versus, instead of Versus Extreme Full Boost.
Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:
The King of Fighters XIV has been one of my favorite titles over the past few months. It’s loads of fun–but some of my best characters are terrible. Make that were–The King of Fighters XIV version 2.0 is here, and there are plenty of changes in store.
The Red Bull Proving Grounds is a great series of events. opening our eyes to some scenes that aren’t always in the spotlight–like the Canadian scene, for example. Give this interview a read, and be sure to check out some of our interviews with other Proving Grounds TOs.
Sometimes the most iconic parts of a series are trapped behind closed doors, but every now and then we get the chance to draw back the curtain. Capcom’s anatomy guide has been in use for almost 30 years, but this is the first time we get a glimpse. Don’t miss the opportunity.
This year we doubled down with two fake reports: an upcoming Street Fighter Alpha collection and an Extend update to BlazBlue: Central Fiction (despite promises to the contrary); looks like a lot of readers want both of these things–or in the case of Extend, some definitely do not want. I guess time will tell if these are just throwaway gags, or things we might actually see someday…
Editor’s note: The views expressed in this article and the selected posts are solely those of the writers, and do not reflect Shoryuken.com as a whole.