The SRK Rollback: Best of April 6-12, 2018

By on April 13, 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 April 6 to April 12, 2018!

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

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ssb4_cloud_adventBarnard’s Loop analyzes Cloud’s unprecedented dominance in the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U doubles format

If you needed convincing that Cloud has changed the landscape of Smash 4 doubles — and Smash 4 itself — this exhaustive analysis will shield-break your skepticism with tons of data.

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red bull conquest poster bison cropRED BULL CONQUEST reveals dates, locations, and hosts for qualifying events in Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, & Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2

If you’re in the USA, make sure you get out there to represent your region in RED BULL CONQUEST!

Frame 3:
falke_and_edCapcom teases an upcoming Falke reveal for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

… and they’re still teasing at the moment, with no official reveal as of yet.

Frame 4:
Soul Calibur 6Siegfried, the cursed knight, steps into SoulCalibur VI!

Siegfried mains, rejoice — meanwhile, everyone else is wondering why a roster slot is being spent on Siegfried, as opposed to one of the other yet-unannounced characters that could return. 

Frame 5:
risingup_introRising Up: Season 3.5 — Overview and important changes for Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Cammy, M. Bison, Vega, Dhalsim, & Zangief

Start your adaptation to the “new normal” of Street Fighter V‘s Season 3.5 with some help from Bafael.

Crow_Spaceboy, Assistant Editor:

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blazblue cross tag battle bbtag key visual 750x400
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will be publicly available to play at GameStop stores next week

I am eager to hear the hands-on impressions of players. I have always believed pre-release scrutiny makes better games, period.

Frame 2:
The King of Fighters XIV’s version 3.0 update brings a boatload of balance changes, on top of new characters

For the moment, it certainly seems like SNK’s latest update has given KOFXIV the shot in the arm it needed. Or maybe that’s just the power of Blue Mary.

Frame 3:
NorCal Regionals pumps up the jam with this replay of Windjammers top 8

Long live Windjammers.

Frame 4:
New Pokkén Tournament DX “Air-Ground” glitch sends standing attacks flying

It’s not so much that I think the Air-Ground glitch is useful or game-breaking, I just think it’s hilarious.

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Brace your wallet for the “Diamond Dream” Deluxe Edition, available for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

I don’t even want this game — and the thought has crossed my mind to get this edition just for the hat. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.