Big Diesel himself is returning to video game consoles. Matthew Karch, CEO of Saber Interactive has confirmed that Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Crowd-funded by fans via IndieGoGo, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn intends to reclaim the good name of hall of fame basketball star Shaquille O’neal after 1994’s debacle that was Shaq Fu. This time around Big Shamrock is opting for a beat-em-up adventure over a one-on-one fighting experience, something that will hopefully invigorate the gameplay. Saber Interactive (Quake Champions, NBA Playgrounds, Halo Online) describes the new entry as “a hilarious combo-fueled beat ‘em up, adventure with modern graphics, incredible master technique, and tons of enemies and bosses.” If that’s not cool enough, as part of the IndieGoGo campaign upper tier backers will receive a special edition gold Super Nintendo cartridge signed by Shaq and the team.
While little else is known at this time it is pretty clear that the hype is real for Shaq’s second foray into gaming. Look for Saber Interactive to bring out Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn in 2017.
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