The SRK Rollback: Best of August 3-9, 2018

By on August 10, 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 August 3 to August 9, 2018!


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

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Astaroth, Seong Mi-Na revealed for SoulCalibur VI at Evo 2018

Not totally unexpected additions (though Seong Mi-Na is a bit of a twist), but it looks like SoulCalibur VI is well on its way to a roster full of the classics. Just a few more to go.

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New Tekken 7 Season Pass revealed, adds Anna, Lei, The Walking Dead’s Negan, and more!

Lei and Anna? About time! But Negan? As in “The Walking Dead” Negan? If you thought Noctis was from out of left field, this new bit of corporate crossover shenanigans is from another ballpark altogether.

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G and Sagat trailers released for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, both available on 8/6/18

Capcom tried their best to win Evo in terms of reveals by pulling the classic (and crowd-pleasing) “out tomorrow!” maneuver. Well-played, especially since both fighters are impressive additions to the roster. Honorable mention: the hype-building campaign for G was also very impressive!

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Evo 2018 final results

Catch up on the final standings from the biggest fighting game tournament we’ve yet seen.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate X Castlevania, King K. Rool, new features, Assist Trophies, and much more revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo saved their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reveals for their own Nintendo Direct in the typical Nintendo fashion — and they know they can hold their own audience with this kind of content to show off! “Ultimate” is accurate.


Crow_Spaceboy, Assistant Editor:

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BornFree interviews Smug at Defend the North 2018, talks Balrog, Fortnite, and more!

Smug is, now and forever, one of the best and most entertaining spokesmen for the FGC.

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Cooler officially confirmed for Dragon Ball FighterZ at Evo 2018

Cooler is exactly that. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Shoryuken interview: Daigo Umehara discusses the current Street Fighter V meta & gives advice to new players

I experienced some severe emotional whiplash when I saw that Daigo considered himself a “slow learner”.

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Sector-K Games shares top 8 footage from Punch Planet’s Evo 2018 side tournament

Punch Planet is a great game and you should play it.

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terryTerry Bogard, Sharon, Arcade Version, and more announcements for Fighting EX Layer

I am absolutely desperate to find out about the number of FEXL copies sold before and after this announcement.


Catch up on what you may have missed in our prior SRK Rollback compilations.

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