The SRK Rollback: Best of July 28 to August 3, 2017

By on August 4, 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 28 to August 3, 2017!

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

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sf street fighter capcom 30th anniversary logo
Maximilian asks: Has a spectacular 30th Anniversary Street Fighter collection been leaked?

The rumors are circulating… is Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Capcom’s “true” 30th anniversary release, or is there something more interesting not yet officially revealed? I would love arcade-perfect (but with online play) versions of 3rd Strike or the SFA series, so please Capcom: don’t let your fans down!

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cliffdog at evo 2017
The never-ending road: Shoryuken talks to Cliffdog about streaming and competing after ROAD TO EVOLUTION

Cliffdog’s path demonstrates how rewarding involvement in the FGC can be if you dedicate yourself, and his outlook and approach to fighting games in general is inspiring! He’ll make you want to get back into the grind.

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X-Kira discovers functioning Arcade Mode, costumes, stages, and more in latest Street Fighter V datamining report

X-Kira’s latest datamining efforts have revealed material that makes the rumored “Super Street Fighter V” look like a reality to come, at least in function if not name. Promising additions to SFV — if they see the light of day.

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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DAIGO UMEHARA Hyper X cropShoryuken interview: Daigo Umehara on his manga, reaching for Capcom Cup, and the meaning of Evo

EiC mushin_Z got the chance to chat with Daigo during this year’s Evo, and was able to ask The Beast about his manga, what he thinks about Season 2 of Street Fighter V and what Evo means to him as a FGC veteran.

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DBFZ PiccoloAn “enhanced” version of Dragon Ball FighterZ will be playable at Gamescom

Bandai Namco and Arc System Works will be at this year’s Gamescom, showing off a new build of Dragon Ball FighterZ. We expect to see Piccolo, Krillin and Future Trunks taking the stage, alongside some brand new mechanics and engine tweaks.

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arika ex srkARIKA developers will be stopping by BeasTV on August 8th to show off the ARIKA EX project

If you’re hankering for more information on ARIKA’s new fighting game, the developers will be showcasing the game on BeasTV next Tuesday. Fingers crossed for some Darun Mister and Skullomania gameplay!

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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forhonorSeason 3 of For Honor announced, introduces Highlander and Gladiator, rebalancing, and more

Although I’m still not convinced by For Honor‘s esports ambitions, the game itself is very fun. I’m pleased to see continued support from Ubisoft, and hopeful for the future of the game.

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mvci_gamoraLearn more about how Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite actually plays with Olaf Redland’s detailed notes

MvC:I has had a somewhat lukewarm reaction from the FGC thus far, but if there is one person who has been consistently excited about the upcoming release, it’s Olaf Redland. In these notes, the enthusiasm is palpable, and they’re well worth a read.

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bbcf2First BlazBlue: Central Fiction 2.0 gameplay footage shows patch changes, Jubei matches

Jubei! … Jubei! … Jubei!

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evo 2017 logoEvo 2017 “by the numbers” infographic displays totals for attendance, viewership, and more

Everything you wanted to know about Evo 2017’s stats, piled into a single infographic rundown. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.