The SRK Rollback: Best of August 17-23, 2018

By on August 24, 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 August 17 to August 23, 2018!

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

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evo 2018 logo (trailer)Catch up on all the action of the Evo 2018 side stage titles in these stream VODs of each game’s finals

There are so many great titles here, this is the perfect opportunity to see older games you are nostalgic for (or maybe aren’t familiar with!) and less-mainstream titles that don’t get as bright a spotlight being played at high-level — as well as get a look at some upcoming games. Check it out!

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Best of the best: Witness top players’ prowess in these VODs of the main stage games finals at Evo 2018

And it’s not like the big-stage titles are about to disappoint, either. If you missed them live, catch up on these matches here.

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Anna Williams Tekken 7 Featured Image Season 2Tekken 7 Season 2 begins on September 6 with new characters, system adjustments, and gameplay features

Following shortly after Sagat and G dropped a DLC bomb on Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 is about to follow suit with the arrival of Anna and Lei Wulong — and a slew of new changes to shake things up.

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Ed Boon confirms a new game from NetherRealm Studios is in the works

It’s not much to go on yet, but at least NRS fans now have official word that a fighting game of some kind is indeed on the way.

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sfv ae menat craft maid costume cropNew premium costumes for Falke, Menat, Kolin, and R. Mika are coming to Street Fighter V on August 28

It seems like Capcom’s been looking at SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy trailers, and got jealous.

Crow_Spaceboy, Assistant Editor:

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] is now available on PC

You, reading this right now. I can feel you not playing UNIST. That’s gonna be a problem. You better go play this game.

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Here’s over 10 hours of high level Blade Strangers gameplay from Tokyo’s arcade location tests

I went from having zero interest in this game to it being one of my most-anticipated releases of 2018. These matches are part of the reason why I made such a turnaround.

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SoulCalibur VI characters won’t have alternate costumes, but can still be customized

Gosh, it’s almost like they didn’t have enough development time for this game or something, who could have predicted this…

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Tokyo Tekken Masters 2018 resultsttm

Knee’s victory with Lili in grand finals is absolutely legendary. Please seek out his matches if you haven’t already.

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Yooka-Laylee has joined the Brawlout roster — available now on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Brawlout is extremely not my thing, but I’m glad they are successful enough to still snag properties like this.

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.