The SRK Rollback: Best of August 18-24, 2017

By on August 25, 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 August 18 to August 24, 2017!

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

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dissidia srkDissidia Final Fantasy NT releases January 30th for PlayStation 4 — here are the pre-order details

We finally have a release date for this unusual arena fighter, and I’m looking forward to it. The closed beta is also downloadable for PlayStation 4 today — did you get your code?

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UDON’s STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED Volume 3: The Balance now available to pre-order on Amazon

It’s been quite a while since UDON’s Street Fighter Unlimited comic series wrapped up, so this collection is long due. Good to see some progression towards store shelves, albeit slowly.

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Tekken 7 sets an August 31st launch date for DLC Pack #1, adds Tekken Bowling and costumes

Gotta say, I much prefer this idea of getting new costumes just for having the season pass, rather than a certain Capcom game’s constant single-shot premium outfits… and Tekken Bowling might prove to be a fun diversion.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ slated for a February 2018 release; Closed beta sign-ups are now open

With a steady stream of gameplay footage coming out of Gamescom, the FGC’s hunger for this title is only growing stronger!

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sfv_necalli_torrent_of_power_activationStreet Fighter V’s arcade mode is supposedly coming in January — according to dataminers

Branded as Super Street Fighter V or not, the evidence mounts that we’ll be seeing some significant additions to Street Fighter V — and the sooner, the better.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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pokkentournament-championshipseries-logo-750Pokkén Tournament at the Pokémon World Championships final results

It’s awesome to see that Pokkén is still chugging along, and these Championships were great fun. Tonosuma has put himself firmly in the conversation for best in the world at this point — just in time for the release of Pokkén DX!

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MagentaShoryuken preview: Paradise Arcade Shop’s Magenta could be most customizable lever ever created

It’s fascinating to see the inventiveness of the FGC at work, and in the Magenta it has been put to work and then some. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing whether this is picked up by the FGC at large, or will just end up something of a curiosity. 

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Earth RomancerEarth Romancer shows off its anime/platform fighter inspirations in new gameplay trailer

I’m not going to lie, my first impressions of Earth Romancer were not good. With this trailer, however, my interests are truly piqued, and I’ll definitely be giving it a go when it comes out.

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NES30 StickShoryuken review: 8Bitdo NES30 Arcade Stick for Nintendo Switch

With a new console comes new sticks, and we’ve got our hands on one of the very first for the Nintendo Switch. It may not be the best possible start, but it’s certainly not bad.

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RoA Ori and SeinOri and Sein are now available to play in Rivals of Aether

Not only does Rivals of Aether get a full release this week, but also an awesome new guest character in the shape of Ori and Sein. I’ve managed to have a go with them, and they’re a fascinating duo to mess around with. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.