The SRK Rollback: Best of February 9-15, 2018

By on February 16, 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 February 9 to February 15, 2018!

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

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Under Night In-Birth Exe Late(st) promo UNISTShoryuken review: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] is a deep (and satisfying) mine of fighting game techniques

Readily available now to English-speaking gamers, Woocash goes into detail as to why everyone should give this anime title a try.

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Frabisaur talks about how to win your fighting game sets in Episode 17 of The Fighter’s Dojo

Thinking ahead about how you’ll approach a set can be the difference between moving on and going home. Get some tips here.

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Blanka, the Warrior of the Amazon, joins the Street Fighter V cast on February 20th

Fans rejoice and haters beware, because next week this crazy fighter is rollin’ on into SFVAE!

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SRK READER POLL RESULTS: A “fantasy” Evo game lineup, as chosen by your votes!

While some of you want to see some older titles back on the main stage, it seems most of the Evo 2018 selections are satisfactory to the general public — and Dragon Ball FighterZ rules over all.

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sfv_ken_critical_art_startupChris Tatarian is calling all Ken mains to #StopPlayingKen in Street Fighter V

Is Ken so mechanically messed up in SFVAE that drastic action is necessary? Some players — particularly Chris Tatarian — certainly think so.

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blazblue cross tag banner bbtagBlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle pricing revealed for US version, English dubbing questions answered

Arc System Works wants to ensure there isn’t a language barrier keeping gamers from trying out BBTAG. The pricing strategy for the DLC-laden title is also revealed here (and it’s actually pretty reasonable).

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Street Fighter V Extra Battle update: Chun-Li crossover costume, Golden Shadaloo soldiers, and more!

Chun-Li is next in line for a crossover costume with this nod to the Star Gladiator games. Some other goodies will be available from Extra Battle soon, too.

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Woolie breaks down control options, from beginner to advanced, in this video

Thinking of moving to a fightstick from a pad? Woolie is ready to help you out with some advice.

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Fight of Gods adds Norse goddess Freyja to the roster, along with balance changes

Early Access title Fight of Gods is still adding new fighters, this time the Norse goddess Freyja is joining the fight.

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Yoshinori Ono wishes a happy birthday to Blanka and welcomes him to Street Fighter V in this video message

Street Fighter’s executive producer is probably the happiest guy out there that his personal mascot is finally joining the SFV roster. It’s only surprising it didn’t happen sooner! Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.