The SRK Rollback: Best of November 17-23, 2017

By on November 24, 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 November 17 to November 23, 2017!

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

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Street-Fighter-V-Zangief-Critical-ArtCapcom Cup 2017 Player Analysis: How much flexing does Itabashi Zangief have to do to win it all?

Itazan’s one of my favorite players to watch, and I look forward to seeing how far his Muscle Power can push him into the brackets of Capcom Cup 2017.

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SNK_Najd_BMashael_750Winning fan designs for a new character and a Masmak Fort stage are coming to the The King of Fighters XIV

It’s great to see SNK is still adding content to The King of Fighters XIV — and community-inspired content, no less.

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SFV Arcade Edition
Get a glimpse at Street Fighter V’s brand new V-Triggers in this special Arcade Edition trailer

Red Bull Battle Grounds came to a close with a brief look at some of the changes coming to SFV in 2018, along with a somewhat subtle hint at the first DLC fighter of Season 3.

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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DBFZ GotenksFu-sion-ha! Gotenks explodes onto the scene in this Dragon Ball FighterZ trailer

Want to turn your opponents into a volleyball and smash them into the ground? Well, Gotenks will be the fighter for you. A capable zoner with his Revenge Cannon and Super Kamikaze Ghost Attack, this fused fighter will be a pain to deal with.

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Ken Chun TransformerStreet Fighter: More than Meets the Eye? Street Fighter X Transformers figures coming to Japan in 2018

If you thought Marvel vs. Capcom was odd, this crossover is downright bizarre. These branded Transformer figures will have characters like Chun-Li, Ryu and Ken transforming into hot rods and planes. As if Chun-Li needed more alternate costumes.

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Smash 4 cross upsA work-in-progress Super Smash Bros. for Wii U mod brings back wavedashing and Melee-esque air dodges

Smash 4 modders are hard at work on a total conversion mod, which makes the Wii U fighter more like Melee. One recent addition to this mod is the return of Melee air dodges and wavedashing — something that many fans have been praying for.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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SFV jewelleryTreat someone to a $6770 golden Blanka ring this Christmas, as part of U-Treasure’s Street Fighter collection

Drop combos in style with this frankly ridiculous set of Street Fighter jewellery. I know it’s going on my Christmas list…

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pokken-pikachulibremachamp-750Become the very best with this Pikachu Libre combo collaboration for Pokkén Tournament DX

R. Pika holds a very special place in my heart, and I’m always looking to up my Pokkén game. Someone has to keep up with Crow Spaceboy around these parts.

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Geese Howard Tekken 7Spooky breaks down the Tekken World Tour build of Tekken 7’s Geese

Tekken 7’s announcement of Geese’s arrival in 3d was explosive, and it looks like the reality of the character will be just as much fun. Spooky breaks down the character in detail. If you’re like me, you can’t wait.

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Punk RBBG Trophy 1
CPT North American Finals: PG Punk secures the top spot at Capcom Cup with his Red Bull Battle Grounds win

Punk took the top spot at Red Bull Battle Grounds this year; Forte catches us up on Boston’s fight to qualify in this report. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.