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 15 to December 21, 2017!
Zavian “mushin_Z” Sildra, Editor-in-Chief:
Phase Shift continues, here to help you master the Ferrum League, this time digging into some additional technical aspects of Lucario’s Bone Rush.
Rising Thunder returns — this time, opening up the game’s code itself up to the community to keep building a better fighter.
d3v takes us on a trip through the gameplay shake-ups that, while dramatically altering what constitutes “real” Street Fighter design, don’t exclude those titles from being considered part of the Street Fighter family.
Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:
Talking to some top players and figures within the KI community, this feature delves into Killer Instinct‘s past, and what it needs to do to fight another day.
Perfect for team tournaments, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is launching with a special Team Versus mode. Allowing for up to 10 players to fight it out in 5v5 matches, this offline-only mode is a godsend for tournament organizers.
Break out the notepads DBFZ fans, as there’s a lot to comb through here. Following on from a special press event last Friday, we’ve got a ton of new footage of Dragon Ball FighterZ, including gameplay of new characters like Hit, Beerus, and Goku Black.
Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:
This interview is long, but simply staggering in the depth and scope of fighting game knowledge shared by two of fighting games’ most legendary figures. If there is one thing you read this week, this should be it.
As a member of the UK FGC, it’s always nice to see the scene doing their best to attract new talent. I love the dynamic of a teams event, so I can’t wait to see how this one pans out.
It may be a bit bonkers, but Catherine is a long-time favorite from Atlus. For those of you who are interested (perhaps thanks to its presence at Evo?), it is well worth checking out.
Cast your vote today for what you think was the best fighting game of 2017, what had the best netcode, who was the best guest character — and many more! Voting closes on December 31, after which we’ll name the winners — and our own selections.