The SRK Rollback: Best of August 25-31, 2017

By on September 1, 2017 at 10:00 am
SRK_sfv_menat

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 25 to August 31, 2017!


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

Frame 1:
Absolumterror Promo crop
Artists celebrate Street Fighter’s 30th Anniversary with this massive digital fan art collection

Compiled by @streetfighterlegacy to mark thirty years of Street Fighter, this free-to-view fan art anthology is a wonder to behold — and a big tribute to the love for this series!

Frame 2:
sfv menat 750x400
The Eyes of the Future reveals some of her secrets: Menat gameplay/costume details for Street Fighter V

Menat’s design and highly-technical play have really caught the attention of Street Fighter V players. Looks like Rose’s fortune-telling apprentice has a bright future head of her.

Frame 3:
Absolver-KeyArt
Body dynamics, hip position, and making your move: Shoryuken talks to Sloclap about Absolver

Absolver‘s developers really want to create a game where the strategy and dynamics behind real martial arts make a difference. It’s available now; we’ll see how well the FGC receives it!

Frame 4:
absolute battle logo basic
What happened with Absolute Battle 8?

A variety of logistical problems made this year’s Absolute Battle a disappointing experience for a number of players. Woocash looks into what went wrong, and how it can be avoided next time.

Frame 5:
puzzle fighter mobile promo logo
Capcom is bringing a new Puzzle Fighter game to mobile devices

While many players are interested to see Puzzle Fighter gameplay return, the 3D chibi art design seems to be much less popular…

Frame 6:
Undisputed Street Fighter preview page 1 crop
Shoryuken preview: Pages from “Undisputed Street Fighter: A 30th Anniversary Retrospective”

A massive artbook detailing Street Fighter’s thirty-year history, Undisputed Street Fighter: A 30th Anniversary Retrospective looks like a must-have for Street Fighter fans.


Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

Frame 1:
mikadocoupleA married couple’s first fight? Tekken 6 at the Japanese Mikado arcade

Forget getting married on a beach or in a cathedral, a couple in Japan held their ceremony at Japan’s fabled Mikado arcade. Rather than having a first dance, they played a set in Tekken 6!

Frame 2:
yamcha_poseYamcha’s voice actor hints at his possible appearance in Dragon Ball FighterZ

It seems we may be getting Dragon Ball‘s desert bandit in DBFZ, as Yamcha’s Japanese voice actor has revealed he’s recorded lines for the anime fighter. Let’s just hope he’s an actual fighter, rather than just the dummy in Training Mode…

Frame 3:
street fighter II SNES iam8bit feature settingiam8bit reveals limited-edition 30th Anniversary commemorative Street Fighter II Super Nintendo cartridge

As a special memento for Street Fighter’s 30th anniversary, iambit are selling special colored reprints of the SNES version of Street Fighter II. While they are playable, these cartridges may set your SNES on fire if you actually use them!


Extra Frame:
sf street fighter capcom 30th anniversary logo
30th Anniversary infographic provides some insight into the history of Street Fighter

August 30 was the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Street Fighter; this infographic breaks down the progression of the franchise that followed.

Shoryuken.com Editor-in-Chief and performing member of Kita no Taiko. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the name.