Welcome to the Rollback: a frame-by-frame look back at our past week’s most notable news — and our favorite SRK articles — from July 14 to July 20, 2017!
Zavian “mushin_Z” Sildra, Editor-in-Chief:
Proving that they can keep secrets better than most, Bandai Namco followed the fierce Tekken 7 finals at Evo by announcing a crossover character that looks to fit into Tekken 7 as comfortably, if not more so, than his predecessor Akuma!
The arrival of this Metro City muscleman leaves Street Fighter fans mixed between confusion and amusement — time will tell if he plays well. It also essentially confirms the remaining leaked characters are a lock, so expect to see Menat and Zeku soon.
Still not sure if I’m sold on the new cartoony art style… but I’m still interested to see how the follow-up to Nidhogg feels in action.
Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:
Following Trunks’ trailer at Evo, Bandai Namco have announced that veteran Z-Fighters Krillin and Piccolo will be joining the DBFZ roster. Both will be playable in the closed beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ, which feature nine characters in total.
Following its beta earlier in the year, everyone’s favorite high-speed competitive frisbee game is coming to PS4 and PS Vita next month. With DotEmu trying to make this version of Windjammers esports, could we see it at next year’s Evo?
Smash 4 players were shocked when patch 1.1.7 dropped out of nowhere. While many (me included) were hoping for balance changes, the patch just added support for the remaining Smash amiibo. Guess we’ll have to wait for the Switch version for true balance tweaks.
Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:
Although they didn’t get the coveted finals day slot, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2‘s finals were among the highlights of Saturday’s proceedings. Eight great Japanese players waged war on one another, and though my personal favorite, purepure, fell short, Omito was a worthy champion. This is a great interview that shows just how confident he was of winning.
Although the announcement of another tag team fighter in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is extremely exciting, the real news here is Jubei. It’s been a long time coming, but I’ll finally have the chance to play my very favorite BlazBlue character, and the hype is real.
In the wake of Arc System Works crushing it at Evo 2017, SRK caught up with two key figures, who were very entertaining in their interview with us. Don’t miss the inspiration behind Baiken’s new Xrd design — a real highlight of the interview.
Evo 2017 final results
Evolution 2017 has rocked Mandalay Bay, and is now done. See how your favorite competitors fared in the results wrap-up here.