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

By on July 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 July 14 to July 20, 2017!

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

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Geese Howard Tekken 7Geese Howard revealed as the next guest character for Tekken 7

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!

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Abigail Street Fighter V
Final Fight’s Abigail joins the Street Fighter V roster on July 25th

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.

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The wurm still hungers: Behold the new Nidhogg II pre-launch trailer

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:

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DBFZ KrillinPiccolo and Krillin join the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster

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.

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windjammersWindjammers flies onto PS4 and PS Vita on August 29th

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?

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nintendo new ssb4 amiibo cropNew Super Smash Bros. for Wii U update adds Cloud, Corrin, & Bayonetta amiibo support, no balance changes

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:

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xrd-johnny-close-up-750Shoryuken interview: Omito, the Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 World Champion

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.

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BlazBlue Tag BattleJubei is coming to BlazBlue Central Fiction and ASW announce crossover fighter, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

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.

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IshiwatariXMoriShoryuken interview: Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori from Arc System Works

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.

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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. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.