The SRK Rollback: Best of May 11-17, 2018

By on May 18, 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 May 11 to May 17, 2018!

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

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Capcom announces the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series

It is probably too much to dream for that Capcom will officially support competition in pre-Street Fighter V titles on an ongoing basis… but this is a start, and while it’s certainly primarily to build hype for their new collection, we can still hope it will be successful, and encourage a repeat.

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Is Street Fighter V the most top-heavy fighter in over a decade? Twin Galaxies discusses the game’s character (im)balance

Any discussion of balance in SFV threatens to open a can of worms; and while this article doesn’t go into great depth on the subject — and seems to throw some shade on the LATAM scene by downplaying the value of CYG BST|Chris T’s recent CPT win with Ken — it’s still a subject we should keep talking about, as better balance means more fun and fairness for all.

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Catch Blade Strangers in action in this footage from BitSummit Vol. 6

Blade Strangers is the best upcoming fighting game none of us knew we needed. But need it we do!

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Take on old-school killers in the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Exhibition event at Combo Breaker 2018

Umehara, Wong, Ortiz, and Valle — plus four other contenders from the FGC, facing off in the classics. This is gonna be a blast.

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Yoshimitsu spins and slices into SoulCalibur VI in this new character reveal trailer

Yoshi’s comin’ back, and he’s looking meaner and crazier than ever. As one of my SoulCalibur favorites, I’m happy to see he’s making it into the base roster!

Crow_Spaceboy, Assistant Editor:

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Street Fighter icons join Power Rangers: Legacy Wars in morphenomenal event

I don’t understand why this exists, but I hope this leads to an eventual Power Rangers console fighting game.

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InfernoKong shows off a true champion’s might with this The King of Fighters XIV’s combo video

Antonov is by far my favorite new KOFXIV character, and InfernoKong’s work with the character is exceptional.

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Dissidia_NT_LockeLocke Cole from Final Fantasy VI is Dissidia Final Fantasy NT’s second DLC character

Really, you could make a fighting game of just FFVI characters and I know I’d be happy.

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blastoise_750Unannounced Pokkén Tournament DX patch buffs Blastoise, DLC supports

I still believe they intended to release this later. I’m not sure what other explanation there is for something like this to drop without notes.

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skullo_winARIKA shows off gameplay of Fighting EX Layer’s Shadowgeist, Skullomania, Sanane, Doctrine Dark, Darun Mister, Kairi, & Hokuto

This still remains one of my most-anticipated games, and these additional teases aren’t making the wait any easier.

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.