Remember Shaq Fu? Remember how bad it was? Well, Shaq remembers too, and that’s why he and Big Deez Productions are teaming up to bring a bigger, better sequel to our consoles with their IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.
The video below shows hilarious commentary from both the developers at Big Deezs and Shaq himself, all who poke fun at their own expense with just how bad Shaq Fu was, and how they want to make a A Legend Reborn much better.
Big Deez is full of team members who have worked on other franchises, like Halo, Final Fantasy, and Duke Nukem (as they put it, “when it was good”). When dreaming up how to return to the Shaq franchise, they went through a ton of ideas (again, the humor in the video is great, including Shaq and Field, Shaq to the Future and Shaq Bandicoot), but they settled on something they say will be Devil May Cry meets Streets of Rage. The game, if successful, will incorporate hundreds of moves and techniques, tactical approaches to enemy encounters, finishing moves, and a Co-op mode, as well as destructive environments, power ups, and a slew of colorful villains. The game also hopes to allow for player customization, like making your own fighting styles, being able to play as the boss characters you defeat in the game, and more.
The IndieGoGo campaign has already reached $15,716 of its $450,000 goal, with 45 days left. For more on the campaign, what it seeks to accomplish, why it needs crowdfunding at all, how to contribute, and rewards, check out the Shaq Fu IndieGoGo page. For a closer look at the game, check out the IndieGoGo video, teaser trailer and screenshots below.
Big Deez Team IndieGoGo Video
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Teaser Trailer