The SRK Rollback: Best of October 20-26, 2017

By on October 27, 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 October 20 to October 26, 2017!

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

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The first Strider? Check out the similarities between Street Fighter V’s Zeku and Strider Hiryu’s classic sprites

Now that Zeku has been added to Street Fighter V, we can see for ourselves how the question of his connection to the Strider universe is pretty much put to rest by his Character Story. It’s still cool to see how his SFV models — both young and old — share Strider Hiryu’s movement patterns.

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Capcom Cup 2017 Player Analysis: Will NuckleDu be the first to repeat?

Missing Person talks about what got Liquid|NuckleDu to his Capcom Cup championship in 2016, and what he needs to keep in mind to hold the top spot in SFV this year.

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The stage is the life bar: How indie fighting games like Nidhogg II reinterpret the concept of damage

In this video, LudicRyan describes how Nidhogg II blends the simplicity of other indie fighters with the design concepts of Street Fighter and its like — and how the life bar is still there, just not where we’re used to seeing it!

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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Karin Capcom CupCapcom Cup 2017 Player Analysis: Will Punk be the Alpha and the Omega?

After some amazing performances throughout the CPT, Punk is looking like the man to beat going into Capcom Cup. Missing Person looks at his chances for taking home the trophy — with the demon Tokido in the way.

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dbfz dragon ball fighterz multi character cropMaximilian, D1, Sonic Fox, & Perfect Legend to battle in Dragon Ball FighterZ exhibitions at the TWT Finals

Not content with seeing the world’s best Tekken players going at it, the TWT Finals in November will have a special DBFZ exhibition — with Perfect Legend going up against Sonic Fox. Let’s hope it’s not another 13-0…

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gamecube_controller_adapter-656x369Nintendo Switch 4.0.0 update has added GameCube controller functionality

Fire up the rumor mill folks, as the latest firmware update for the Nintendo Switch has made the Wii U GameCube adapter work with the console. While many minds will no doubt think Smash is on the way, I’m more looking forward to a GameCube Virtual Console.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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Echo Fox YankeesThe New York Yankees are taking a swing at esports by joining up with Echo Fox via an “investor partnership”

Quite apart from the excellent wordplay in the headline, this is a fascinating development for Echo Fox. The team has been performing excellently in recent times, so it’s no surprise that there is some interest from places outside the FGC.

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ISDD DieminionShoryuken interview: Imstilldadaddy talks about his life, his characters, and Gfinity Series

Since I’m based in the UK, it always brings a smile to my face when a player from home turf get good results. Imstilldadaddy has a great story, and this interview with SRK is well worth a read.

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character popularity pollThe CFN Portal is currently holding a massive Street Fighter character popularity poll

Capcom wants to know who your favorite Street Fighter character is, and why it is Cody. I mean, who wouldn’t love the strongest man in the Street Fighter universe? Anyway, go vote for Cody.

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evo 2018 logo (trailer)Prepare for the next fight: Evo 2018’s date and location revealed in the official announcement trailer

The Evolution Championship Series will return to Mandalay Bay in August 2018! Soak in the hype from this reveal trailer, and get ready for next summer’s big battle. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.