The SRK Rollback: Best of September 29 to October 5, 2017

By on October 6, 2017 at 10:00 am
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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 29 to October 5, 2017!


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

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senko no ronde 2 teaser logo
Senko no Ronde 2 impressions: A shoot ’em up that’s also a fighting game

I’m a big fan of strange mash-ups and experimental game concepts, so this unusual fighter/shooter hybrid has definitely got my attention.

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Shoryuken review: Gundam Versus is a great — if slightly impenetrable — introduction to the Gundam Vs. series

This game is a blast. Check out our review from Trilby, then go try it for yourself!

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition launches on January 16th, 2018

So “Super Street Fighter V” wasn’t a fairy-tale after all. With a host of of both cosmetic changes and gameplay additions — including the long-desired arcade mode itself — this could be the shot in the arm SFV needs to pull out of its PR slump. I’m rooting for ’em.


Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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dbfz_18_vs_tien_GI_scanDragon Ball FighterZ will allow players to collect all seven Dragon Balls in actual matches

Shown off as part of Game Informer’s month long coverage of Dragon Ball FighterZ, a new mechanic has been added which sees players gathering the mystical Dragon Balls during a match. We’ve no clue what they do just yet, but expect more over the coming month!

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the_Atom_comicsThe Atom is coming to Injustice 2

Revealed on the CW, shrinking superhero The Atom is coming in Injustice 2‘s Fighter Pack 3. His fighting style has him shrinking down to sneak behind opponents, and then returning to normal size to deliver a savage beatdown.

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mvci_spider-man_level_3Capcom is aware of Spider-Man infinite in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, currently investigating solutions

Fret not MvC:I fans, Capcom is well aware of Spider-Man’s Web Ball/Reality Stone infinite. They are currently looking for a solution, so expect a fix to come along with the first pack of DLC characters on October 17th.


Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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nidhogg 2 promo art logoShoryuken interview: Mark Essen of MESSHOF on Nidhogg II’s development and inspiration

Nidhogg has been one of my personal favorite party games for the last few years, and seeing the new one was something of a shock. It’s a very different-looking beast, and SRK EiC mushin_Z has found out exactly how it came to be.

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black panther vs monster hunter mvciRumor: Monster Hunter and Black Panther were ready months before Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s release

Are Capcom back to their old tricks with MvC:I’s DLC? With three characters ready to go less than a month after the launch of the game… who knows? It’s a concerning rumor, but hopefully there isn’t any truth to it.

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fight of gods jesus vs buddhaThe winner of Revolution 2017’s Fight of Gods tournament will take away a golden crown of thorns

I can’t even begin to explain how much I love this. It’s tacky, mental, and a whole lot of fun — just like Fight of Gods! I can’t wait to see who walks away wearing those golden thorns.


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SFV MenatA new arcade version of Street Fighter V, based on a Taito board, will be playable in Japan on October 21 and 22

Appearing just before the announcement of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for PlayStation 4 and PC players, it looks like SFV will earn the “Arcade Edition” moniker in the wild, with some help from Taito components.

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