The SRK Rollback: Best of September 7-13, 2018

By on September 14, 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 September 7 to September 13, 2018!

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

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Shoryuken review: Blade Strangers is an incredible starting point for newcomers while offering unique gameplay for veterans

Lazybones2020 offers up a closer look at this amazing little oddity of a crossover fighter, and why it’s worth your attention in the current swath of available fighting games.

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SNK announces Samurai Spirits for PlayStation 4

SNK shocked and delighted the FGC with the announcement of a new Samurai Shodown, coming in 2019. And it looks really promising. Will it stay true to the series’ methodical gameplay, or will this update cater to a different audience…?

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AtlasOne takes on the backlash of “Icons: Combat Arena” and how games must develop their own identity

A great discussion of the blurry line between homage and rip-off, and what gamers respond positively to when new titles spin out of prior concepts.

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The Immortal Pirate Cervantes officially joins SoulCalibur VI’s Stage of History in newest trailer

Bandai Namco gets the official confirmation out of the way (with an impressive trailer!), after the accidental reveal at Melbourne. They sure seem to have trouble keeping SoulCalibur characters under wraps!

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Nobuyuki Kuroki confirms that new Samurai Shodown is being made by the same team as The King of Fighters XIV and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

The new SamSho’s art style raised a lot of speculation about the developer, that seems to have proved unfounded. This is either encouraging or discouraging news, depending on your opinion of SNK’s last two releases.

Crow_Spaceboy, Assistant Editor:

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Lethal League Blaze is coming to PC on October 24 and to consoles Spring 2019

I am surprised at how quickly this is coming out. Outside of that one concern, the Lethal League series is exceedingly good at the niche they’ve carved for themselves, and I’m excited to see how this new entry works.

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Namco drops Tekken 7 version 2.01 on PlayStation 4 and Steam, fixes Lars Rage Drive, Eliza Super, and more

The speed of which Namco has responded to Tekken 7 bugs has been impressive, to say the least.

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Fan-made crossover “Famicom Fighters” brings 8-Bit NES Stars into the fighting game genre

Really excited to see how this develops. Boggles my mind that there’s so few fully realized Mugen indie games in the world.

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Sas Izm shows off footsie and command grab setups for Condor in Breaker’s Revenge

I genuinely don’t understand who has the rights to Breaker’s, and why they haven’t made a Breaker’s III.

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Bandai Namco’s Tokyo Game Show 2018 schedule includes Tekken 7 Pro Championships, Jump Force, SoulCalibur VI, and more

If they don’t reveal Raphael here I will lose my mind.

Catch up on what you may have missed in our prior SRK Rollback compilations. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.