The sequel to Shaquille O’Neal’s classic 1994 video game “Shaq Fu” is finally happening. The crowdfunded project has taken nearly four years to complete and it’s expected to be released sometime this Spring.
Titled Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, the game is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, according to developer Saber Interactive and publisher Wired Productions.
In an update posted to Indiegogo, the company behind the game, Big Deez Productions, said it has been on a “long, difficult road over the last year or so as we wrangled with unforeseen difficulties in getting the game released.”
“You wouldn’t believe some of the problems we’ve encountered,” Big Deez Productions said. “We wrote the game over three years ago and had not [sic] idea what history had in store for the world at that time. As a result, we had to change certain narratives because things got a little Nostradamus as the months unfolded. Some major plot changes meant we had to rework certain sections of the game that had a huge impact on the story overall.”
Saber and Wired also confirmed that anyone who purchased their Switch version of “NBA Playgrounds” prior to Jun 10, 2017, will receive a free copy of Shaq fu when it drops.