Last year, scrappy indie video developer Shaquille O’Neal took to IndieGoGo to try and find funding for a sequel to his infamous basketball fighting game Shaq Fu. This raised a few pertinent questions, such as, why would anybody want a sequel to one of the worst games of all-time? Also, couldn’t Shaq have funded this thing himself with money he found in his couch cushions?
Despite these (and many other) concerns, Shaq managed to raise the $450,000 he was looking for, although many suspect a large chunk of that cash came from Shaq’s wealthy friends rather than true Shaq Fu fans. But hey, whatever, a new Shaq Fu was happening! Uh, sometime. The game was funded back in May of 2014, and we haven’t heard much about it since.
Well, prepare yourselves, because Shaq himself revealed the first trailer for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn at The Game Awards last night, and it’s, uh, something. The trailer provides much-needed (?) Shaq Fu backstory, and introduces us to exciting new characters like “Asian lady with kabuki makeup and huge breasts,” “dude with a giant ‘sizzurp’ tank on his back,” and “guy covered with thinly-veiled Nazi tattoos.” Hey, I’m just reporting the facts. Don’t get mad at me.
Shaq Fu: A Hero Reborn is slated to hit the PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Wii U sometime in 2016.