In 1994, Shaq would lend his name to a fighting game that went down in history as one of the worst video games ever made. Now Shaq Fu is back, and we’re promised that they won’t “FU it up” this time around.
Shaq and Big Deez Productions announced today that they are collaborating on a sequel to Shaq Fu called Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. Unlike the original, the new game is not a fighting game, but rather a beat-em-up that’s described as “Streets of Rage meets Street Fighter meets Devil May Cry.”
The team at Big Deez Productions isn’t a bunch of starry-eyed youths making their first game either. It’s a new studio comprised of game industry veterans who have worked on franchises like Halo, Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, Spec Ops: The Line and more. With that kind of pedigree, you can expect a half decent game.
Here’s the pitch from Shaq himself:
It’s easy to understand that you might still be skeptical so here’s a look at the studio making the game:
If all of this has you convinced that Shaq is serious about making a great game this time around, you can contribute to the project over at Indiegogo. The team is looking for $450,000 in the next 46 days to make the game a reality. For $15, you get a copy of the game that will retail for $30 upon release. For $25, you get all the DLC for free which they claim is a $200 value. It’s hard to imagine the game getting that much DLC, but it just might be worth if it they do end up releasing a lot of additional content.
Image via Shaq Fu/YouTube