The SRK Rollback: Best of September 15-21, 2017

By on September 22, 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 September 15 to September 21, 2017!

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

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UDON publishing a hardcover Street Fighter novel, “Where Strength Lies”; features art by Yusuke Murata

Depending on execution, a Street Fighter novel could prove to be a great success or a tacky flop — or a combination of the two. I’m looking forward to seeing how it actually turns out.

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Square Enix officially reveals Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis in TGS 2017 trailer for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

The biggest surprise about the reveal of Noctis in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is how long it took for Square-Enix to actually confirm their current FF poster boy was coming to the game.

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Daigo Umehara and Armada discuss the perils of being a character specialist

Being in a near-constant state of character crisis between characters I’m familiar with, and higher-tier characters or new ones I want to learn, I relate to the simultaneous difficulty and appeal of character specialization!

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Monster Hunter, Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and Venom are confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

With this announcement — plus prior confirmation of Black Panther and Sigma — we’ve got our first six DLC fighters for MvC:I. Too bad SFIII’s Gill didn’t actually make the cut though, as per rumor.

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Flying High bids farewell to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with this compilation of hype moments

Out with the old, in with the new — but never forget the hype.

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A posting for “Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition” has been spotted on UK games retailer ShopTo

A slip, proving an upgrade to SFV is imminent? Or just an outright mistake? We may never know — at least not until Capcom announces something officially.

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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Yamcha DBFZYamcha, Tien and new character Android 21 are coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ

So long Trunks, I’ve got a new main. Alongside brand new character Android 21, OG Dragon Ball characters Tien and Yamcha are coming to DBFZ. I can’t wait for the Spirit Ball setups.

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Raiden-Injustice-2Raiden teleports into Injustice 2 this October; will have Black Lightning Premier Skin

Ayeeemamalay! The God of Thunder Raiden is coming to Injustice 2 next month, and he’s ready to zap some fools. Along with a Black Lightning Premier skin, Raiden now holds the title for the coolest super in Injustice 2.

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monster hunter reveal trailer thumb mvciMonster Hunter slashes her way into battle in her Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite reveal trailer

Pack your whetstones and Mega-Potions, as Capcom have finally revealed footage of the Monster Hunter in MvC:I. Fighting with a bow, greatsword and dual swords, this Hunter is coming to fight with quite the arsenal.

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Capcom’s Battle for the Stones: Evo champions and new challengers will face off in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

This invitational-slash-open tournament series should prove to be an exciting first run for Capcom’s new Versus title. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.