The SRK Rollback: Best of February 23 to March 1, 2018

By on March 2, 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 23 to March 1, 2018!

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

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Shadowgeist EX Fighting Layer Announcement Featured ImageFighting EX Layer set to release by end of June 2018, adds Shadowgeist to its roster

We finally have a release window for ARIKA’s long-anticipated new project; we’ll be playing the full retail version of this title by this summer.

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tokido evo kemonomichi 2 trailerDaigo Umehara and Tokido will clash in Street Fighter V at Kemonomichi 2

This will be a match no self-respecting Street Fighter fan can miss! Mark your calendars for March 10th!

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SRK interviews Arc System Works, Part 1: Ishiwatari, Mori, and Kidooka talk about BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle & relations with US fans

Arc System Works talks to Woocash at length about the future of BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, and ASW’s presence on the US market.

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esrb_750x400The ESRB is adding a new warning label for in-game purchases — including loot boxes, DLC characters, and season passes

The Entertainment Software Rating Board: protecting you from wasting money on microtransactions since 2018.

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Unlock SSB Goku Vegeta and Android 21 Featured ImageDragon Ball FighterZ has had the most successful digital console launch for a fighting game

“Wildly successful” may be an inadequate term to describe the launch of Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Crow_Spaceboy, Assistant Editor:

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FEXL JackSee Shadowgeist, Blair and Jack in these Fighting EX Layer character trailers

I never thought I would get to see Shadowgeist come back in a fighting game in my lifetime. Nor did I expect him to be more swole than he already was. 

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April AnnihilationBig E Gaming announces April Annihilation, a new tournament replacing Winter Brawl in 2019

More big Big E Gaming tournaments is a good thing.

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nextlevel_brooklynThe New York Times highlights Next Level, Brooklyn’s popular fighting game community spot

I’m really happy to see Team Spooky get the signal boost they deserve.

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Sailor_UranusSMC3ACT32BDamage output and reversal mechanics are explored in these Sailor Moon S videos

I have always found the reversal system in this game fascinating, particularly since it’s… you know. A Sailor Moon fighting game from the ’90s.

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hermesHermes shows off the best aspects of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle’s combo system

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is a criminally overlooked game and I will argue for it until I am out of breath. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.