The Internet has spoken, and it wants Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn
Shaq Fu for the Sega Genesis is one of the most infamous bad fighting games of all time. It featured problematic fighting mechanics, action delay, and a terrible story, complete with a portal to a fantasy world and a racist Asian stereotype or two.
Nonetheless, on March 6th, IndieGogo was graced with the presence of a Shaq Fu sequel, titled Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.
Two promotional videos surfaced. One focused on the development team:
The other was a teaser trailer for the game:
Yesterday, A Legend Reborn managed to surpass its goal of $450,000, making a total of $473,884. Now a new generation of gamers will be able to enjoy this tale of a basketball star who also knows kung fu, and goes to a fantasy world to battle other kung fu masters.
Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal, whom the game stars and is named after, is fully behind the project for reasons that should be obvious. The developers seem intent to assure gamers that the new Shaq game will be a huge improvement over the original, with no similarities other than the title and main character.
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will be coming to PC, PS4, PS3, Wii U, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. A release date has yet to be set.