Back in the 1990’s, the fine folks over at Electronics Arts teamed with Shaquille O’Neal to create a rather notable video game, “Shaq Fu”.
Flash-forward to today, Shaq is looking to crowd-funding websites to help create the second version of the game and here is some of the info from the Associated Press/ABC News:
Shaquille O’Neal says he’s seeking redemption for “Shaq Fu,” his infamous fighting game originally released in 1994 that’s now considered to be among the worst games ever made. The four-time NBA champion is launching a crowd-funding campaign to create a “Shaq Fu” follow-up titled “Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.”
In return, backers could receive anything from a pair of autographed size-22 sneakers to a pick-up basketball game and lunch with Shaq, depending on how much they donate.
Unlike the original “Shaq Fu” released by Electronic Arts, “Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn” will be a beat-’em-up game created by Big Deez Productions in the style of “Streets of Rage.” The studio said “A Legend Reborn” will feature Shaq taking on hordes of enemies with hundreds of different moves, as well as melee weapons, in various levels. The game’s soundtrack will be created by Steve Molitz and feature remixed renditions of Shaq songs.
“The graphics, animation and storyline are definitely going to be top of the line,” said O’Neal.
There happens to be a trailer for the game which can be viewed below:
UPDATE: It looks like the Shaq-Fu video game reached it’s crowd funding goal and will be made!
Shaq image courtesy of Getty Images