The SRK Rollback: Best of December 15-21, 2017

By on December 22, 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 15 to December 21, 2017!

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

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PHASE SHIFT: Pokkén Tournament Trainer Tips — Bone Rush, block stun, and option selects

Phase Shift continues, here to help you master the Ferrum League, this time digging into some additional technical aspects of Lucario’s Bone Rush.

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Rising once again: “Rising Thunder: Community Edition” announced for January 2018

Rising Thunder returns — this time, opening up the game’s code itself up to the community to keep building a better fighter.

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Will the real Street Fighter please stand up?

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:

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killer-instinct-comic-book-announcement-featured-imageFighting on: Killer Instinct’s battle to survive

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.

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SFV AE Team BattleTeam Versus mode is coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

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.

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DBFZ Beerus and WhisBrand new Supers, glimpses at the Story Mode and much more feature in this Dragon Ball FighterZ gameplay blowout

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:

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ARIKA’s Akira Nishitani talks to Katsuhiro Harada about Fighting EX Layer

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.

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Tekken Team Tournament LondonGet ready for the next battle! London is getting its first 3v3 Tekken 7 tournament

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.

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catherine full body logoATLUS is bringing a new version of Catherine to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita: “Catherine: Full Body”

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.

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srk fighting game awardsVote for your own favorites in SRK’s 2017 FIGHTING GAME AWARDS

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. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.