Welcome to the Rollback: a frame-by-frame look back at our past week’s most notable news — and our favorite SRK articles — from January 5 to January 11, 2018!
Zavian “mushin_Z” Sildra, Editor-in-Chief:
Cooperation Cup 16 served as the annual reminder of how fun Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is to watch; check out the highlights here. Fight for the future!
If you love a game, odds are someone else near you loves it too. Get out there and build the scene for the games you want to see!
New fighters for Pokkén Tournament DX?! Wasn’t expecting that! Could Aegislash be the stance-switching equivalant to Gen or Zeku in Pokkén…? Also: Mimikyu and Mew as supports!
Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:
Forget a first dance, Haitani’s wedding reception had the man fighting a gauntlet of other Japanese fighting game legends — with his wife providing support.
After exchanging barbs on Twitter, the Funimation voices for Goku and Vegeta are throwing down in a special exhibition at Esports Arena. Will the Prince of all Saiyans finally get a win? Or will Goku break his limit once again? Find out before the next Rollback!
This week’s Nintendo Direct Mini was full of surprises, not least of which being the announcement of a new SNK tag fighter, featuring many of its leading ladies. While it was revealed first for the Switch, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is also coming to PlayStation 4.
Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:
As someone whose genesis in the FGC was rooted firmly in Tech Talk, the news that the forums will be sticking around was a great relief. I can’t wait to see some more of the fantastic arcade sticks that our community puts together.
Woocash catches up with the only American player to earn a spot at the Arc System Works Fighting Game Awards 2017, and picks his brain about the upcoming event. In fact, he’ll be duking it out very soon, so don’t miss the tournament.
With the advent of Japan’s pro-player license, there’s new opportunities abounding. This looks like a fantastic idea that may very well catch on in more than just Japan. I can’t wait to see who wins an apprenticeship under Sako.
Capcom delivered patch notes before the new version drops, as promised… and there’s a lot of changes to many of the characters, and — unfortunately — even more changes we don’t yet understand hidden behind the vague and cryptic “changed hitbox/hurtbox” notes.