The SRK Rollback: Best of May 25-31, 2018

By on June 1, 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 May 25 to May 31, 2018!

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

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Cody — the new Mayor of Metro City — steps into Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on June 26

Capcom pulled out all the stops and brought the beat back big time with their Cody reveal trailer, starring none other than Kenny Omega as the new Mayor of Metro City.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary CollectionThe Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection delivers 30 years worth of arcade history, fantastic art, and spectacular gameplay

Classic Street Fighter is back in a big way. These games are the foundation of our genre, and this collection does them justice — well, at least offline.

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The battle of fusions is ready to begin: Vegito (SSGSS) and Zamasu (Fused) clash in new DLC trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ

I find myself torn between straight-up hype, and annoyance for Bandai Namco for adding more and more great-looking fighters and making me constantly re-evaluate my team!

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Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike tutorial roundup – Anti-air, okizeme, juggles, and piano inputs

If you want to get the most out of this timeless classic fighter — included in the 30th Anniversary Collection — you’ll have to do some studying and practice. Start your training here.

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sfv ae extra battle ryu arthur crossover costume 1Ryu takes on a new quest with the Arthur Crossover Costume, coming to Extra Battle in Street Fighter V

I just love that Capcom has matched the heroes and end bosses of two franchises against each other in this costume pairing.

Crow_Spaceboy, Assistant Editor:

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Returning fighter Maxi strikes again, joining the SoulCalibur VI character roster

A true SC mainstay, Maxi has traditionally been a difficult character for Namco to balance. I knew he’d be back, and he (visually) looks great, I just hope he ends up being strong enough to hang. 

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sf30th_Creed_vs_the_MizWWE Superstars Xavier Woods and the Miz fight it out for the latter’s belts in the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Miz, honey, please. Please reach out to someone in the FGC for training before you lose your entire house to Mr. Creed.

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Quasimodo the Watcher leaps into the cast of Omen of Sorrow

I’ve been pretty unperceptive of Omen of Sorrow‘s characters thus far, but Quasimodo looks great. 

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Master T and his Ultimate Manimal Arts are the subject of Blade Strangers latest trailer

If I didn’t already know I was just going to be filthy Shovel Knight player like everyone else, I easily would be a Master T main when Blade Strangers comes out.

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Climax of Night, a new French Bread-themed tournament, announced at Combo Breaker 2018

I’m just so happy that this is the world I live in. 

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.