The SRK Rollback: Best of January 12-18, 2018

By on January 19, 2018 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 January 12 to January 18, 2018!

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

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Offer Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition a warm welcome with this 2014-2018 trailer retrospective

OK, I’m a sucker for nostalgia. I love revisiting how the game has grown since its bare-bones launch, and the hype that each new announcement brought.

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shin akuma strikes sfv ae demonStrike back at the deadly Shin Akuma in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’s Extra Battle: Tips from Frabisaur & BornFree

Shin Akuma is pretty nasty, but with these tips you’ll have what you need to knock him down with a minimal Fight Money investment. You can still take him on in Extra Battle until January 21st.

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gief's gym 3rd edition cover
The expanded and updated Third Edition of “Gief’s Gym” is now available on Kindle & paperback!

New or seasoned player, there’s something in this book that can help you improve your Street Fighter V game. Be sure to check it out on Amazon.

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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SNK Heroines Tag Team FrenzySNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy exists because of an April Fool’s gag comic by SNK

Hiding in plain sight is sometimes the best strategy. While it may have been a surprise for some, we’ve actually known about SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy since last April, thanks to a fortnightly gag webcomic put out by SNK. 

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MvCI unblockablesUpcoming Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite patch fixes backturn unblockables

Bye bye, backturn unblockables! What’s the bet that this patch accidentally causes another meta-defining bug, like the HSD glitch?

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RoA Crossover SkinsRivals of Aether and Brawlhalla are getting special “crossover” character skins

Platform fighters are getting into crossovers now! These special alternate costumes have Rivals of Aether‘s Maypul turning into Brawlhalla‘s Ragnir, while Brawlhalla‘s Wu Shang morphing into Rivals of Aether‘s Ranno.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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bbtagdlcThe future of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is threatened by Arc System Works’ DLC approach

DLC in fighting games is becoming an increasingly hot topic, but I think we can all agree that BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle‘s approach has left us all baffled and disappointed. Our anime expert Woocash illustrates exactly why.

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DBFZ Dramatic Finish CellFeast your eyes on some of Dragon Ball FighterZ’s Dramatic Finishes

Every time I lay eyes on Dragon Ball FighterZ, I am again staggered by how remarkably beautiful the game is. I can absolutely believe that, on looks alone, DBFZ is set to become one of the most-viewed FGC titles around.

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sc6_sophitia_750Sajam gives his first impressions of SoulCalibur VI from CES

At any given moment, I am jonesing for more SCVI information. I’m dying to get my hands on it, and so am intensely jealous of Sajam, who has done just that. Thankfully, he’s put together some great info on the game as it stands, which is only stoking my excitement.

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SRK FGA trophy results
The 2017 SRK FIGHTING GAME AWARDS: What games and characters were the best of the best?

Here are your favorites from 2017, as decided by your own votes in our reader poll, and our own two cents as well, of course. Spoiler: Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 is a pretty popular game right now! Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.