The SRK Rollback: Best of January 5-11, 2018

By on January 12, 2018 at 10:00 am
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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:

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3sXuses chronicles some of the best moments of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike’s Cooperation Cup 16

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!

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ssf2-turboIf you play it, they will come: The history of Super Street Fighter II Turbo in Toronto, Ontario

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!

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Pokken AegislashPokkén Tournament DX’s Battle Pack DLC adds Aegislash and Blastoise as new fighters

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:

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Vampre SaviorHaitani runs a gauntlet of Japanese fighting game gods at his wedding reception

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.

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SSB Goku v VegetaThe voice actors for Goku and Vegeta will clash in a Dragon Ball FighterZ Super Saiyan Showdown on January 25th

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!

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SNK Heroines Tag Team FrenzySNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer

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:

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SRK_sfii_chun_li_yattaSRK Forums will continue! Migration planned to Discourse, possible Patreon perks planned

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.

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aswawardsgroverShoryuken interview: Grover, the American representative at Arc System Works Fighting Game Awards 2017

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.

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Scarz Youth Program SFVScarz are running a special Street Fighter V mentoring scheme to train a new Japanese pro player

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.


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SFV Arcade EditionCapcom reveals the official patch notes for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

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.

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