Call me crazy but for some strange reason Bunneh3000 is interested. Shaquille O’neal has long been a favorite NBA player of mine and I even partook of his brief entry into the realm of emceeing. With the announcement of Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn coming back to digital greatness, I initially was not impressed or interested. Actually, a part of me even wondered why this game would ever get revisited in the first place. So, I took a chance and read through the description of the Indiegogo funding event helmed by Shaq himself and a development company called Big Deez Productions.


Here’s what they had to say about this new Shaq game that will come to pass:

Shaq Fu is what the original game should have been – an instant classic. We’re talking Streets of Rage meets Street Fighter meets Devil May Cry. It’s a modern day take on the classic beat ‘em up. Play as Shaquille O’Neal – learn hundreds of moves and battle techniques, take on thousands of enemies with dozens of cool melee weapons, battle bosses in dynamic arenas, master cool finishing moves and play with your buddies in COOP mode or against each other in player vs player combat.

Sounds good right? Well, throw in the fact that this development company is nothing to sneeze at (staffed by developers who worked on franchises like Halo, Max Payne, Battlefield, Killzone, and Street Fighter) and you have a recipe for a beat ’em up game that might be half worth the experience!

Hey, who can beat a good round of Dragon’s Crown or Double Dragon, right? This is a timeless genre that all it takes is a decent theme, cool visuals, and a reason to play local co-op and you have a winner!

Shaq Poster

I may have to invest in this. How about you?