Welcome to the Rollback: a frame-by-frame look back at our past week’s most notable news — and our favorite SRK articles — from June 9 to June 15, 2017!
Zavian “mushin_Z” Sildra, Editor-in-Chief:
Bafael is back with an in-depth Street Fighter V guide to that most difficult-to-grasp aspect of any and all fighting games: the neutral. Learn how to make sense of it with this new video!
Street Fighter fans, if you held out on the Razer Panthera, your patience has been rewarded with this gorgeous limited-edition version of the fightstick, featuring an updated version of an iconic Street Fighter image.
Are you your own worst enemy? The Philocypher and RobTV discuss how important your mindset is to training — and improving — in fighting games.
Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:
He’s been a part of Killer Instinct lore since the original game back in the arcades, but Chief Thunder’s brother Eagle is finally coming to KI this month. As a hyper-mobile zoner with massive mixup potential, this archer could be quite the top tier contender.
Want to know everything about Dragon Ball FighterZ? Well, we made a deal with Shenron to bring you all the news out of E3, including an interview with the game’s producer Tomoko Hiroki.
If the announcement of Ori and the Will of the Wisps wasn’t enough, Ori and her spirit friend Sein are joining the Rivals of Aether roster this summer. With many of her moves coming directly from Ori and the Blind Forest, she looks to be quite the threat in-game.
Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:
It has been a long time since the FGC has seen an announcement that has caught the imagination of casual fans and hardcore tournament attendees alike. It’s fascinating to see just how real a response this can generate.
KidViper is quickly blossoming into one of the most dominant players in the US anime scene, so we caught up to him to talk over his recent success.
ChuDat is great, and a fantastic pickup for Team Liquid. He’ll also probably form a terrific team with Liquid’s own Chillindude. Who cares about that when you have such a mind-boggling brilliant announcement video? No announcement will ever be as hype as “Liquid Fire.” Ever.
This new collaboration between Bandai Namco and Arc System Works dropped a Spirit Bomb on E3 2017, eclipsing any and all other fighting game announcements. The scouter can’t measure this game’s power level!