Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Coming To Nintendo Switch
One of the tragedies of the 16-bit era was Shaq-Fu from EA. They tried to take a sports superstar and create an action game starring him and it failed miserably. It’s become somewhat of a joke over the years, so now they’re creating a sequel that, dare we say, actually looks kind of good! We won’t know for sure until it launches later this spring, but the trailer is promising. Does Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn look entertaining to you?
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will launch this spring for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Windows PC and Nintendo Switch™. In an all-new partnership, Saber Interactive has joined forces with independent publisher Wired Productions to give this cult favorite a global digital and physical release.
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is an intense, action-packed beat ‘em up which sees players take on the role of the unstoppable Shaquille O’Neal as he fights his way through the hordes of hell and Hollywood. Master devastating combos, battle outlandish celebrity bosses and take on all comers with an array of weapons, including katanas, shuriken and baseball bats. Channel Shaq’s alter egos, Big Daddy O and Big Diesel, in epic battles in the successor to the worst game ever on a mission to restore Shaq’s legacy.
“We know diehard fans have been waiting eagerly to experience the hard-hitting action of this new take on Shaq Fu, and we’re excited to team up with Wired Productions to get the game physically into the hands of players this spring,” said Saber CEO Matt Karch.
Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions, commented, “Shaq Fu has an incredible legacy in the history of video games, and we’re delighted to be part of the team shooting to earn Shaq his place in the future of video games.”
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will arrive globally at physical and digital retail this spring for the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, Windows PC and Nintendo Switch. This game is a co-production of Saber and Big Deez Productions and published in partnership with Wired Productions.
Anyone who purchased NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch prior to June 10, 2017, will receive a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn upon release. Saber will share more specifics regarding timing and delivery of rewards for the game’s Indiegogo backers directly via the game’s Indiegogo page.
Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.