The SRK Rollback: Best of December 22-28, 2017

By on December 29, 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 21 to December 28, 2017!

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

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Who is “G”? BornFree explores theories on the identity of Street Fighter V’s Season 3 newcomer

I love this in-between period: the publisher throws a curve ball and it’s open season on speculation about who or what they revealed actually is. Are any of these theories going to hit near the mark…?

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Mash-up: Arcade Infinity shows how INDESTRUCTIBLE the new Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition opening truly is

It’s almost criminal how well this mash-up works.

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Get started in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike with this beginner’s guide from FlannelJack

With all the classics returning next summer in the 30th Anniversary Collection, the more resources available the better!

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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ifix machine NYC banneriFix Machine seeks to breathe new life into classic fighting games and the New York arcade scene

Combined with 2Old2Furious’ regular tournament series, New York is becoming heaven for fans of old school fighters. As both a repair shop and an arcade, iFix Machine hopes to jump-start the NY arcade scene in 2018.

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KOFXIV-3.0-Evo-JapanNew DLC character for The King of Fighters XIV playable at SNK’s Evo Japan booth next month

SNK are showing up to Evo Japan in a big way, bringing Version 3.0 of The King of Fighters XIV to demo, along with a brand new character. Based on the Joker in the teaser image, the odds are on either Oswald or Ash making it into KOFXIV.

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evo japan 2018 bannerCheck out this attendee regional breakdown for the very first Evo Japan!

With attendees coming from every continent besides Antarctica, Evo Japan is looking to be one hell of a tournament! Now that registration has closed, 4Gamer has put together a series of charts, showing the regional breakdown of each event.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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Cooperation Cup 16Check out all the legends attending Cooperation Cup 16 with its official team list

Though 3rd Strike was admittedly slightly before my time, Cooperation Cup is consistently one of my favorite events of the year. I can’t wait to see all these incredible players go at it!

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capcom cup black 750x400Capcom Cup 2017 wins & losses: How did it stack up, and where can it improve for 2018?

This was the best Capcom Cup so far, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be improved on! Missing Person takes a deep dive at some of the issues it still faces, and how they might be addressed.

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sfv ken flaming feet winEcho Fox’s Momochi shares his thoughts on Japan’s new pro-licenses for professional gamers

Though it may have gone slightly under the radar thanks to the festive season, the news that Japan will be handing out pro gaming licenses is a pretty big deal. Momochi shares a local perspective, which is fascinating.

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Rock the dragon with Dragon Ball FighterZ’s opening cinematic

We’re only a couple of weeks from DBFZ’s open beta… which leads almost directly into the game’s wide retail release. Let the game’s opening movie fan the fires of hype ever higher! Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.