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:
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…?
It’s almost criminal how well this mash-up works.
With all the classics returning next summer in the 30th Anniversary Collection, the more resources available the better!
Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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!