We all have that game in our childhood where we dream of a sequel, yet it just never happened. For some it was Conker’s Bad Fur Day, for others it was a third outing in the Medevil series, though nobody wanted it to be Shaq Fu, the brilliantly mediocre title released for the Sega MegaDrive back in 1995. Yet here we are 20 years later watching the gameplay trailer for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. Funny how things work out.
The last we heard of this title was at the very early stage of a crowdfunder campaign on IndieGoGo, helmed by a company called Big Deez Productions who seemed incredibly passionate to make the Shaq Fu title we have been wanting for years, and by that I mean one that actually works. The company asked for $450,000 in order to make the game a reality, when the campaign ended in May 2014, the title had gained $458,884.
The game is attempting to keep the roots of an old-fashioned beat-em up but with that additional next-gen lick of paint to bring bright and beautiful visuals to the Shaq physique.
Though there is no definitive release date for the title as of yet, Big Deez have announced that Shaq Fu will be coming to PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and even the Wii U (that’s right, they didn’t forget about the Wii U).
For more information about Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, take a look at the game’s IndieGoGo campaign here.