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

By on March 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 March 9 to March 15, 2018!

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

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Epic battles between rivals: See the replays and results for Daigo Umehara’s Kemonomichi 2

These first-to-ten sets showcased some spectacular play, especially in the Tekken 7 set between Yuyu and Tanukana. If you haven’t seen these yet, stop what you’re doing and watch them. Now. Seriously.

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tekken 7 noctis kenny crow caw kidsSee more of the prince’s fighting style and his alternate outfits in the official Tekken 7 DLC launch trailer for Noctis

After a pretty hefty period of silence since his reveal, Bandai Namco finally delivers a good look at Noctis’ abilities — and his numerous clothing options — in his launch trailer… a mere week before his release! Watch for him to warp in next Tuesday.

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Sonic Fox and GO1 to face off in a first-to-ten Dragon Ball FighterZ exhibition this Friday at Final Round 2018

This is it: the first big exhibition face-off in Dragon Ball FighterZ, and all eyes are on which multi-title virtuoso — and which side of the globe — will make the first claim to DBFZ dominance.

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sfa3 on playstation underground 750x400Get a closer look at the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection in action, thanks to PlayStation Underground

For those that would rather forget Street Fighter V happened and go back to the good ol’ days — or just want to experience firsthand some of the best fighting games ever made — anticipation is high for this compilation. This preview gives us a solid look, and it looks pretty good — but why are the games running so fast?

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The Witcher protagonist — Geralt of Rivia — officially joins the SoulCalibur VI roster

It just wouldn’t be a SoulCalibur game without a guest character, would it? And the next franchise-crosser has been officially revealed to be The Witcher‘s sword-swinging, portal-hating Geralt of Rivia.

Crow_Spaceboy, Assistant Editor:

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Devil-Jin-620x349Team signs Tekken World Tour champion, Qudans, to their roster

Get ready to see UYU a lot more in the top placements of Tekken tournaments.

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dissidia_steelbookSquare Enix and Level|Up Series have launched the Dissidia Master Series at Wednesday Night Fights

Square Enix is really going the extra mile to find the middle ground between the FGC and team-based esports.

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jwongthelasthitJustin Wong to star in a fighting game comedy film “Last Hit” with UFC fighter Elias Theodorou and Kayane

“But why are we doing this?” asked no one involved in the production of this film.

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sfv akuma shun goku satsu finish raging demontheScore esports provides an in-depth look at Tokido’s long journey towards last year’s Evo victory in Street Fighter V

Everyone can learn something from Tokido’s journey and spirit.

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ngageNGage Esports to build Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas

I personally know of the strength of the FGC in Texas, and I’m really excited to see this develop. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.