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:
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.
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.
Blade Strangers is the best upcoming fighting game none of us knew we needed. But need it we do!
Umehara, Wong, Ortiz, and Valle — plus four other contenders from the FGC, facing off in the classics. This is gonna be a blast.
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:
I don’t understand why this exists, but I hope this leads to an eventual Power Rangers console fighting game.
Antonov is by far my favorite new KOFXIV character, and InfernoKong’s work with the character is exceptional.
Really, you could make a fighting game of just FFVI characters and I know I’d be happy.
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.
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.