A long, long time ago, way back in the year 1994, there was a little game called Shaq Fu. Starring the colossal basketball player Shaquille O'Neal, Shaq Fu was a truly atrocious 2d fighter clearly made in a last-minute effort to milk Mr. O'Neal's vast popularity. The moves were finicky even by the standards of the day and the controls were unresponsive garbage. Everyone hated it then, and it has transformed from a dumb, bad fighter into a joke spanning the range of human consciousness.
So it should surprise none of us that Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn successfully crowd-funded $473,000 on Indigogo and is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and WiiU.
Did I slip into an inter-dimensional wormhole without noticing? What is happening to this world?
Okay, so it's not a fighter this time. It's a 2 player co-op action brawler starring the Big Man himself and a cast of colorful playable characters.
Check out the teaser, or something. I don't even know what to believe anymore.
The crowdfunding campaign ended on May the 5th, so unfortunately you can't slap down a meager $4,000 to eat lunch with Shaq, then have him dunk you to death in a "pick up" game of b-ball.
The developers make consistent claims about not being money-hungry executives and wanting to produce a quality product, but they have still connected themselves to the legendarily awful ShaqFu name. That's like a group of scientists pushing a Kickstarter about making a "new bubonic plague," with the pitch that it won't cause agonizing boils and instead makes the inside of your car smell like cinnamon buns. That might be awesome, but you're still gonna be dealing with a killer stigma.
We'll keep you posted on the game as it develops, unless we all go insane.