The SRK Rollback: Best of November 24-30, 2017

By on December 1, 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 24 to November 30, 2017!

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

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Shoryuken classic games: The mechanics and tiers of Sailor Moon S

You guys sure love your obscure, old-school fighters — luckily, so do we. Expect more on this — and other classics — in the future.

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2016’s runner-up Ricki Ortiz enters Capcom Cup 2017 to replace NuckleDu’s auto-qualification spot

Capcom Cup had a huge shake-up this week, as we learned that 2016’s Champion NuckleDu was withdrawing from the competition. Here’s hoping Ricki Ortiz can demonstrate last year’s form again and put up a strong fight in his place!

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PHASE SHIFT: Pokkén Tournament Trainer Tips — An introduction to Pokkén Tournament DX’s footsies

PHASE SHIFT begins! Time to get serious and learn the ins-and-outs of Namco’s Poké-fighter, starting with a look at Lucario’s footsies.

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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New SmashBox LayoutHit Box unveil the latest Smash Box update, complete with button remapping and special tournament verification software

The first batch of Smash Boxes are set to go out this coming January, so Hit Box have released a new update, detailing some new features for this experimental controller.

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My Hero Academia One's JusticeMy Hero Academia: One’s Justice is coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch

My Hero Academia is finally coming to home consoles! While this initial reveal is slight on details, a full reveal is coming at Jump Festa later this month, so stay tuned for that. Plus Ultra!

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evo 2018 logo (trailer)Mr. Wizard wants to know what games you want to see at Evo 2018

The new year is nearly upon us, so it will soon be time to reveal the game lineup for Evo 2018. With so many new fighting games on the way, the competition to be on the 2018 fight card is going to be fierce.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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evo japan 2018 bannerGet hyped for Evo Japan 2018 with these official trailers

Earlier this year I wrote about Japan being the best destination imaginable for a fighting game fan. What better excuse for a trip out than one of the biggest tournament series in the world? Get hype!

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MagentaParadise Arcade Shop opens pre-orders for the Magenta joystick, intends to ship on January 15th

This is the sort of tech that dreams are made of. You might have to pay a premium for the privilege of running a Magenta in your stick of choice, but our first impressions suggest that it may well be worth it.

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udon sf tp 750x400Trade paperback collections of UDON’s various Street Fighter comic series are coming soon

If you’ve been eyeing out UDON’s gorgeous Street Fighter comics but have yet to take the plunge, now is the time. These paperback versions will look great on your shelf without breaking the bank.

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Who is the King of Fear? Geese shows off his moves — and two new costumes — in his Tekken 7 launch trailer

At last, Fatal Fury‘s Geese Howard has arrived to reign terror on the roster of Tekken 7, bringing a new stage and some new costumes with him. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.