Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is going to actually become a real thing. The sequel of the infamously terrible classic fighting game has surpassed its Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign by collecting the requested $450,000, and it will soon be be delivered to a console near you.
Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal and Big Deez Productions started the campaign with the genuine dream to make a fun game out of the horrible legacy of Electronic Arts’ fighting title Shaq Fu. In this new version, O’Neal has been given the most ridiculous HD makeover possible, and the game comes jam packed with crazy 90s hip-hop from Shaq’s own discography among others.
In the gameplay department, we’ve yet to see anything fully materialized. Big Deez claims it will no longer be a fighting game for one thing, but rather, it will be a beat ’em up with fully customizable martial arts moves.
There is certainly the option for a cheap laugh and tongue-in-cheek game here, but the developers have stated that they want to make a game that “both [they] and Shaq can be proud of.” I believe they’ll deliver something pretty fun, but we’ll have to wait and see to what level of fun exactly.
With three hours remaining in their allotted time, the campaign passed its requested amount. It is being developed for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC, so you’ll more than likely get a chance to play Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn if you want to. If it succeeds, maybe Big Deez can go about making me another Michael Jordan: Trouble in Windy City, or better yet, something with Larry Bird. He hasn’t had his own action game yet.