The SRK Rollback: Best of April 28 to May 4, 2017

By on May 5, 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 28 to May 4, 2017!

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

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Here’s all that we’ve recently learned about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

After a long silence, we got a ton of news and footage on MvC:I all at once! Here, d3v collects and breaks down the most significant points and discoveries so far.

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street fighter swimsuit special 2017 cover crop
The Street Fighters bring some friends for more fun in the sun this July in UDON’s 2017 Swimsuit Special

UDON Entertainment is gearing up to grab more eyeballs with another collection of revealing Street Fighter pin-up artwork this year–this time with even more characters from other Capcom franchises as well.

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Kurt Vincent’s “The Lost Arcade” pre-orders now available on iTunes, expected to release June 1st

This indie documentary on the famous Chinatown Fair arcade has had a long road to completion, but soon we’ll finally get a wide-release version to check out via iTunes.

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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Tatsunoko vs Capcom PanelTatsunoko vs. Capcom Summer League gives players a chance to win a copy of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Getting on the MvC:I hype train, the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Discord is holding a special summer league, running up to the release of MvC:I. Called Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Infinite, the winner of this round robin league will win a free copy of MvC:I on launch.

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Wavedash Raymer Promo ArtWavedash Games’ eagerly awaited platform fighter is scheduled for launch in Q2 2018

After successfully raising $6 million in investment from various venture capital firms, Wavedash Games have announced they plan to launch their still-unnamed platform fighter in the summer of next year. Don’t worry, there are plans for a beta this year as well.

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sai logo black with dateEvo Japan’s lead-up event 賽 [sài] has a new trailer to hype you up for this upcoming battle in Akihabara!

Running later this month, 賽 [sài] has received its first trailer. Running Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Tekken 7, this event should give you a good teaser of what’s to come at Evo Japan in January 2018.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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empoleon pokkenHere’s a hopeful history lesson to help Pokkén Tournament players cope with the lack of a console update

It can sometimes be difficult to support your favorite game, especially when it feels like you’re not getting any support in return. Crow_Spaceboy explains why the Pokkén Tournament community shouldn’t feel too bad just yet.

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muchgames sagat street fighter morphWitness the evolution of Street Fighter character models across the franchise with morphing GIFs

Street Fighter has been around for a while, but it’s easy to forget just how long sometimes. These GIFs do a great job of illustrating the journey of some of our favorite characters, from the first game to the most recent.

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ANTi HeadshotShoryuken interview: IMT|ANTi talks about what he’d change about Smash 4 and how players can build a brand

ANTi is one of the most unashamedly interesting characters in the Smash 4 community, who has been vocal about his struggles, game dissatisfaction and beefs with community members.

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SFVChun-LiSecond Street Fighter V CFN beta test will be open to PlayStation 4 and PC users on May 11-14, 2017

Next week, console gamers can get a shot at the new CFN, balance changes, and the next DLC fighter alongside their PC compatriots.

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.