When the words Shaq Fu come up in any talk, it can only be followed by "game of the year." A Shaq Fu sequel is in the works and gamers across the world can help make it became a reality. First off, happy birthday to Shaquille O' Neal, arguably the most dominant big man to play in the NBA from 1998-2006. What better way to celebrate Superman's birthday by contributing to Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.
This new Shaq Fu sequel is being developed by a newly formed group of devs calling themselves Big Deez Productions. It's a team made up from people who have worked on games such as Street Fighter, Halo, Final Fantasy, Killzone, Max Payne, and Duke Nukem. Their major selling point is that they are not business executives, they are passionate developers that are looking to create a game that caters directly to the gaming audience. Thus, their three main sources of funding is coming from the devs themselves, Shaq, and you. Shaq Fu was an old fighting game that was so horrible, it was good. It's on par with the Full House fighting game.
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn won't be a fighting game this time around. Instead, the devs describe it as "Streets of Rage meets Street Fighter meets Devil May Cry." Essentially, it's meant to be a modern day beat 'em up game where you play as Big Daddy O to take down a plethora of enemies with your basketball kung fu fighting skills. A beat 'em up is not as fun without friends so the game smartly includes a cooperative play mode. Their goal on Indiegogo is to reach $450,000 and there's 46 days left. Some of the perks are pretty interesting. The highest one being $35,000 which gives the donator and two cronies the opportunity to visit TNT studios for a day to hang out with Shaq, Kenny, Charles, and Ernie. What's even more cool is that once this project gets funded, 5% of all profits will go to the Boys and Girls Club. The game will originally be for PC, but if it reaches its stretch goals, it will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, iOS, Android, Vita, 3DS, PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U.