Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Begins Funding Process
Yup, you read that right. Big Deez Productions has taken the call and is in the process of revamping the infamous legend that is Shaq-Fu. Now for you young gamers out there, back in the 90’s, Shaquille O’Neal was a big deal. Let me stress that again, a BIG deal. Everyone knew him even if Basketball wasn’t your thing. Not only was he a well known ball player, but a rapper and movie star. Oh Kazaam, you’ll always have a special place in my nostalgic heart.
Succeeding in sports, music and movies, video games seemed like the next logical step. And boy was it a step…backwards. Shaq-Fu was a poorly designed 2D fighter attempting to recreate a Street Fighter like mechanic only to produce one of the worst games in history. I personally have played it and who knows, maybe I’ll share my thoughts on a future Retro Review.
But hey, everyone deserves a second chance and Shaq is no exception. After checking out the promotion on Indiegogo, things look promising for the jolly Shaq giant. The idea of a 2D fighter has been completely thrown out the window and instead will be replaced with a more 3D beat em up similar to that of Devil May Cry.
Currently, Shaq-Fu A Legend Reborn is slated for a PC release only. However, with enough funds backed up, we could potentially see a 3DS and Wii U release. I’ll go ahead and leave this teaser here to give you all an idea on the rebirth of Shaq-Fu. I feel pretty confident about this game and comforted by the tagline “This time, we wont Fu it up!”.
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