The SRK Rollback: Best of December 1-7, 2017

By on December 8, 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 December 1 to December 7, 2017!

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

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SFV Arcade Edition
Highlights and discussion on Capcom-Unity’s Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Arcade Mode stream

Capcom gave us a bit of a closer look at SFV’s upcoming Arcade Mode, and we got a bit of a glimpse at some new V-Triggers, too. The mode looks fairly promising — but still lacking in the incomplete build, naturally.

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Welcome to the Howard Estate. Now die! Tekken 7 DLC2 stage-specific combo roundup

Not only one of the most gorgeous arenas in Tekken 7, this stage has the potential to be a real killer — appropriate, for its murderous resident.

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Don’t miss today’s “Diggin’ in the Carts” on Red Bull Radio, featuring Street Fighter II composer Yoko Shimomura

As a chance to peek behind the creative process involved in this iconic score, this Red Bull Radio program is a must-listen.

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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Santa Fight of GodsHo ho ho! Santa Claus is coming to knock seven bells out of the Fight of Gods roster

Seasons beatings everyone! That jolly bowl of jelly Santa Claus joins the likes of Jesus, Moses, and Odin as part of Fight of Gods‘ festive update.

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sfvae v-trigger ii chun-liCapcom reveals names and details for all the new V-Triggers coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Before PSX attendees get their hands on Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Capcom have revealed all the new V-Triggers coming in this mammoth update. Time to get theory-crafting.

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FEXL SkullomaniaPrepare for the Fighting EX Layer beta with these character movelists and Gougi system breakdown

With all the hype surrounding Capcom Cup and SoulCalibur VI’s announcement, don’t forget that the Fighting EX Layer beta is this weekend. This Gougi system primer should help you get started.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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soulcalibur6trailerSoulCalibur VI is officially announced at The Game Awards

Everyone’s start in fighting games is different. For me, SoulCalibur was a big part of it. The news that there is a new title couldn’t make me happier. I can’t wait to dive back into a tale of swords and souls, eternally retold!

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numskull street fighter jumper 2017Numskull Design’s officially-licensed Street Fighter Christmas jumpers are back to help warm you for another winter

As the proud owner of one of these Christmas jumpers, I can say quite honestly that they’re a real winter warmer. In fact, I’m looking at picking up another one…

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BalrogCapcom Cup 2017 Player Analysis: Smug prepares to duff up the competition

I guess I’ll go ahead and make it official then: my left-field pick to take it all this weekend is none other than Smug. It’s time for the mayor of Duff City to ascend.

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Here are all the details you need to know for this weekend’s Capcom Cup 2017

The Last Chance Qualifier kicks off today! Don’t miss the culmination of the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour season, and the crowning of a new Street Fighter V champion! Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.