The SRK Rollback: Best of 2017 — The year in review

By on January 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Welcome to the special annual Rollback: this time we take a frame-by-frame look back at the entire year of 2017. Here’s our top 10 headlines and editorials on Shoryuken — based on general popularity and page views — from the 2017 calendar year!

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Future Trunks DBFZ
Sign-ups for the Dragon Ball FighterZ closed beta open on July 26th

The anticipation for Dragon Ball FighterZ was — and is — very, very strong…


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This is the year you will learn how to perform Tekken’s Korean Backdash!

By far our most-viewed article on a piece of game tech, no contest. Has everyone mastered it yet?

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Mortal Kombat Logo
Possible Mortal Kombat 11 reddit leak reveals roster, release, and gameplay details

Anticipation for the next entry in the Mortal Kombat franchise is also high, we see. Time will tell…

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marvel vs. capcom infinite
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s launch roster may have been leaked

Close — too close, really — but we’re still waiting for Ant-Man.


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Mad Catz files for bankruptcy

A regrettable casualty of the gaming accessory market… after their huge contributions to the FGC, they will be missed.

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sfv story nash ed
Capcom reveals the next Street Fighter V Season 2 DLC fighter via the PlayStation Store: Get ready for Ed

Even after we had gotten Kolin, Ed was still a more hotly-anticipated addition to Season 2.

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Tekken 7 Lee
Comprehensive Tekken 7 character selection guide helps you find the right fighter for your style

Again, a bit of Tekken help goes a long way. Now that we’re kicking off 2018, have you found a main yet?

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SFV Arcade Edition
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition launches on January 16th, 2018

SFV’s biggest announcement yet… will it deliver on the hype? We’ll soon see.


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arika_kairi_750IT’S REAL! Check out Arika’s livestream of their new Street Fighter EX/Fighting Layer-based fighter

ARIKA’s spectaular April Fool’s Day “joke” became one of the most talked-about upcoming titles in the FGC; we just finished an open beta for this game — that dropped seemingly from nowhere!

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We need to talk about Melee banning the B0XX

Still a controversial topic to this day. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.