The SRK Rollback: Best of May 12-18, 2017

By on May 19, 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 May 12 to May 18, 2017!

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

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Javier MorenoTexas Showdown’s TO, Javier Moreno, discusses the event’s history, his FGC roots, and future goals

El Cubano Loco chats up the force behind Texas Showdown, giving us a look at what it’s like to have longtime roots in the FGC–and what it takes to make an ailing event great again.

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Darkseid Omega BeamsUnsure who to main in Injustice 2? Check out Method|REO’s character breakdowns

Injustice 2 finally hit stores this week! If you’re unsure what hero or villian “defines you,” REO has got you covered with these character breakdowns.

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senko_no_ronde_2Senko no Ronde 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC this September

This unusual game looks promising–I love stuff that’s a bit off-the-beaten-path, and this fighter/shmup mash-up is bound to be entertaining.

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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bytebarqThree new characters revealed for ARMS; Global beta “Testpunch” announced

Along with showing off three brand new characters for spaghetti-armed fighter ARMS, Nintendo announced that there will be a special “Testpunch” event for Switch users to get to grips with the game. Time to get practicing.

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MvCi_coverMarvel vs. Capcom: Infinite variant covers coming to Marvel Comics titles this August

Marvel is going in on marketing for MvC:I, by releasing 20 different Marvel vs. Capcom variant covers to celebrate the launch of the game. With Venom, Black Panther and Thanos getting variants, is that a sly confirmation that they will be playable?

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bkfSomehow, there’s a Brief Karate Foolish “World Championship” in Kyoto, Japan on May 21st

If you loved what Mikado have been doing with their legacy tournaments, you’ll be well into this. The Megabit Convention is holding a world championship for parody fighting game Brief Karate Foolish. Kusoge fans should definitely tune in.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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UDON sf vs darkstalkers cvr 1 cropUDON’s Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers issue #1 is in stores today!

It’s been a rough road for Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers, but it’s finally out and looks great. I’m a big fan of the art in this series, so hopefully the comic is as good as it looks. I can’t wait to find out.

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Tekken-Retro-Recap-Part-1Brush up on Tekken’s lore: Part 1 of the “Tekken Retro Recap”

I’m a big fan of Tekken, but even I have to admit that somewhere along the way I lost track of exactly what is going on. I know that it’s something to do with the Mishima Zaibatsu and also the Devil Gene and–actually, just watch the video and see for yourself.

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Superman Batman Injustice 2UltraDavid explains the unique hit-stun properties of Injustice 2

With the release of Injustice 2, there are no doubt a whole host of new people giving NRS’s Superhero brawler a go. UltraDavid breaks down how things are a little different in these parts, and how to keep track of Injustice 2’s unique hit-stun.

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Rising Up: Ed bread and butter combo guide — Punishes, confirm combos, juggles, & more

Did you get a chance to try Ed in the Street Fighter V CFN beta test? We don’t know when we’ll get to play him again–hopefully most of this tech holds up in his official release version.

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.