The SRK Rollback: Best of April 14-20, 2017

By on April 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Rollback: a frame-by-frame look back at our past week’s most notable news–and our favorite SRK articles–from April 14 to April 20, 2017!

Zavian “mushin_Z” Sildra, Editor-in-Chief:

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paullTake a stance! Learn what Paul Phoenix can do with his Sway and Crouch Dashes in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

Crow_Spaceboy continues examining how to use–and fight against–different stances in Tekken 7, this time focusing on series mainstay Paul Phoenix.

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dissidia_bahamut_750Bahamut will soon be summoned to join the battle in Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade

The Final Fantasy series’ classic dragon summon is set to appear in the arcade arena fighter, and you can see how powerful it’ll be in battle in this preview video.

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Javits’ Street Fighter V #1throw1comboDIZZY challenge has resulted in some amazing videos

Many different players took up the challenge and pushed Street Fighter V characters to their limits, to see what it takes to bring an opponent to stun as quickly as possible. A great look at what different fighters are really capable of!

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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SFV Thailand StageRelease date set for Street Fighter V’s Thailand Stage and School Costumes

Along with the previously-revealed school costumes for Juri, Ryu, and Chun-Li, Street Fighter V is going back to Bison’s old stomping grounds with the return of Street Fighter II’s Thailand stage. I wonder if we’ll see Sagat looking on wistfully in the background.

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SFV Chun-Li office outfit cropEven more new costumes coming to Street Fighter V: R. Mika, Alex, & Chun-Li go to work on April 25

Showing off what the world warriors do to make a living, Capcom has announced yet more costumes for Street Fighter V. With Alex fighting fires, Chun-Li working the 9 to 5, and R. Mika leading the cheer squad, it’d be nice to see what other characters do for a day job.

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persona5_750x400New domain registrations may hint at a future Persona 5 fighting game

With Persona-mania taking the world by storm with the recent release of Persona 5, Atlus seem to be preparing for future Persona 5 spin-offs by registering some tentative domain names. Among the names is P5U–which could hint at Persona 5 Ultimax.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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Smash StickOffering another potential way to play Super Smash Bros., Alt Lab Controllers show off the Smash Stick

As a huge fan of arcade sticks in all shapes and forms, it warms my heart to see attempts at making them work in a Smash game. Alt Labs have taken a different approach to the SmashBox and B0XX controllers, and I’m excited to see how it plays out.

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UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st] console release announced

Who doesn’t love a new fighting game to play? UNIeL has been a fixture in the anime fighter scene for the last few years, and the updated version is finally heading out of the arcades and into our home consoles.

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gg xrd rev 2 baiken bannerThe Last Samurai: Day one Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 strategy for Baiken

Although those of us in the West have to wait a bit longer to get our hands on Baiken, it’s always fun to get a glimpse of how she works. This is a brilliant breakdown of what we can expect when we finally get hands on Guilty Gear’s most famous samurai.

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SFV Season 2 FightersCapcom plans a potential second CFN beta test for Street Fighter V, which will include the next Season 2 character

Looks like we’ll be waiting a while longer to see the new Capcom Fighters Network and the next balance patch for Street Fighter V–hopefully not too much longer.

Editor’s note: The views expressed in this article and the selected posts are solely those of the writers, and do not reflect as a whole. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.