New Shaq Fu fighting game coming to Xbox One and PS4, but there's a catch

Game will come to consoles like Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Wii U if funding hits $450,000.

If funding for the new Shaq Fu fighting game, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, hits $450,000 then the game will be released on consoles like the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Wii U. The news was announced on the game's Indiegogo campaign yesterday.

Right now, funding for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn stands at $141,426. The campaign was recently extended two weeks, and now ends on May 5.

Previously, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn was confirmed only for PC, with a $1.6 million stretch goal for Xbox One and PS4 versions. Should funding reach $650,000, the game will be released for iOS and Android, while 3DS and PlayStation Vita versions will become a reality if funding hits $960,000.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is in development at a new studio called Big Deez Productions, which is staffed by developers who worked on franchises like Halo, Max Payne, Battlefield, Killzone, and Street Fighter, among others. It is a sequel to the 1994 2D fighting game and developers have promised that they won't "FU it up."

The company also announced a new funding "perk" for the campaign. If you donate $35,000, Shaquille O'Neal himself will travel to your party and DJ at the event for you and your friends. You'll also get a copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, signed memorabilia, a t-shirt, poster, free lifetime DLC, and a limited edition character and weapon.

With that $35,000, you could also buy a nice new car. Just saying.

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Discussion

217 comments
NBK87MX
NBK87MX

No thanks, and I'm not interested in funding this garbage!

ahpuck
ahpuck

What's next, Pit Fighter? so dumb!

rad8045
rad8045

why on earth are they doing this ? It makes no sense at all.

Shin_Gallon
Shin_Gallon

It has the same godawful art style as Street Fighter 4, right down to the weird abuse of lighting effects. Ugh.

csward
csward

Is this an Aprils Fools joke? Who would want a new Shaq Fu? It was one of the worst fighting games on SNES in the heyday of fighting games.This game should never be remade, not even as some kind of ironic joke. 

Maybe Shaq thinks people want to buy this? Idk, but he could fund this all by himself ffs.

bibleverse1
bibleverse1

I hated Shaq Fu. I rented that horrible game as a child with my allowance and was so mad and disappointed. Nearly as mad when I rented Shaq Steel and Kazam. I cannot give Shaq money sorry.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

35,000? Shaq could make this game himself and it would be a total failure and he still would be rich. Whatever I suppose. I just think there are countless other games worth getting remade than the trash that is Shaq Fu.

grin89
grin89

looks like that ninja turtles game that sucked.

hamdan1233
hamdan1233

During the Genesis era, this game was really bad that some gamers were dedicated to destroy and smash every single Shaq Fu game existed. Fact.

fowler84
fowler84

my name is kazam im a genie rapper lol

k41m
k41m

So, we don't get a new Fallout.. we get fucking Shaq-Fu?

LiveandLedZep
LiveandLedZep

Why is this a thing? Sure it's funny in an ironic way, but how far can you stretch it? Some completely original game could of been made on this money, and if this turns out to be actually good why the hell are these developers wasting their time on Shaq Fu?

wgerardi
wgerardi

As a struggling independent filmmaker I am really getting sick and tired of millionaires crowd funding their projects. Seriously. Fuck you guys. Invest in shit. Especially projects you're attached to. That is what rich people are supposed to do. 

shangtsung7
shangtsung7

one of the worst games to ever land on snes and genesis gets an HD remake?   seriously?  SERIOUSLY???   

i have lost all faith in humanity,  that is so sad its ironically hilarious..  lol

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

Sorry Shaq. I dont care. you dont even play basketball anymore lol. How is this even relevant to todays universe?


Do you know what you should do?


get 35 friends together, thousand dollars each, it would be HELL worth it lol. BUT he has to bring Charles Barkley and all of his basketball mates. Like Kobe to the party to and all the basketball players including Shaq have to get shtfaced drunk, also i want ALL the cheer leaders at the party to. make it happen Shaq.

thebastardsword
thebastardsword

I try not to complain about a game when it doesn't interest me, but this is bringing back bad memories. 

Well whatever, I hope they have a sense of humor about it, and dont try to sell the whole Shaq in a martial arts tournament thing with a serious story.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

the original shaq fu was awesome 


they better not fuck this up

666_Laventine
666_Laventine

Um, why won't Shaq just fund it? Sorry, but pretty sure if anybody is gonna save their money for a fighting game it's most likely gonna be the next Street Fighter game that adds more characters to it's current roster. Besides, just can't see anyone paying a full $60 for this. Has a better chance at being played if made F2P.

00J
00J

1. Who wants any game with Shaq as the hero?

2. Who wants any game with Shaq as the hero?

devilzzz1983
devilzzz1983

Uh why would people want a Shaq game again after the first one was so bad?  Other than his family and friends and colleagues who the heck cares about Shaq right now?  Seriously wth?

EPaul
EPaul

I love Shaq and all but not 35 grand kinda love

catsimboy
catsimboy

If we reach a certain stretch goal can we make it so it DOESN'T go to IOS or Android? This seems like the sort of game where if they dumb it down for mobile they dumb it down for every platform... wait what the hell am I talking about? It's Shaq Fu! It can't possibly get dumbed down any further! Also yeah, since Shaq's involved, bankroll it yourself rich guy. Unfortunately since it's Indegogo they've already made tons of money on this whether it reaches it's goal or not.

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

First game sucked.  PS:  Shaq is old news.  Nobody cares or was asking for this game.

hystavito
hystavito

I'm picturing someone maybe raising enough money to get Shaq to their party, and then an awkward scenario with Shaq at this party that by his standards is incredibly lame :).

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Most of the news today is of Xbox One. Boring.

Vodoo
Vodoo

If someone is having a huge graduation party or block party they could collect money from everyone to have Shaq come and dj. That'd be cool. But that money would probably only make him stay an hour. Doubt he'd be there all night, unless you lock the gate and tell him he ain't leavin till the party's over lol. Then you could get him drunk, take embarrassing video and blackmail him. So you spend 35G's to extort him for a cool mil.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

I fucking hate your bait title, Eddie.

Moonco
Moonco

I was traumatized for two months and had electroshock therapy after playing Shaq Fu on the Mega Drive.

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

Espn reported that Shaq spends about 1000 a day on aps. Why can't he fund his own lame ass game?

hotwog21
hotwog21

have you seen shaqs place on mtv cribs? u will cry :( its stupid how big it is and $450, 000 is a joke to him, hope this opens your eyes people. Not only do the rich get richer, but the poor are now funding the rest of their ventures, great system :) game will probably only cost a fraction of that to make the rest profit and then add what ever is made in sales, its the perfect crime :)

nurnberg
nurnberg

So tired of that stupid Kickstarter e-begging.

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

I liked that joint Shaq did with Wu Tang, 'we don't need no hooks'. The beat was kind of hot. 

Shaq himself has enough money to fund this bullshit though. Says a lot that the name behind the game doesn't have much invested in this except DeeJaying at your party.

eddieham13
eddieham13

@k41m  Where in the article does it say Bethesda is making this game?

thebastardsword
thebastardsword

@00J Shaq does...  And he wants you to pay for it to be made for him apparently.

Vodoo
Vodoo

How many times are you gonna post the same shit?

hotwog21
hotwog21

@nurnberg  have you seen shaqs place on mtv cribs? u will cry :( its stupid how big it is and $450, 000 is a joke to him, hope this opens your eyes people. Not only do the rich get richer, but the poor are now funding the rest of their ventures, great system :) game will probably only cost a fraction of that to make the rest profit and then add what ever is made in sales, its the perfect crime :)

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@HipHopBeats  yeah and owners fund stadiums through taxes still why? Because only a fool would put money into a short life span of income.

eddieham13
eddieham13

@k41m @eddieham13  Then what was your point? One company doesn't have creative decision over another.

To be honest there wasn't a lot to your comment to understand it's pretty straight forward. You are wondering why games like this get made but awesome ones like the fallout games do not. yeah fair enough. But to stop companies making games like this won't mean that the games you want will be made any sooner which was my point.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@CFritzRun @Ripper_TV  That's kind of the point. Us older gamers remember how stupid the original was - it's nostalgic to even think of how fail of a game it was. Some people aren't close minded bitches and wouldn't mind seeing a retry.

CFritzRun
CFritzRun

@Ripper_TV @CFritzRun  No, I'm saying you can have nostalgia when it comes to the original Shaq Fu but, by definition, you can't have nostalgia for something that hasn't even been created yet and will in all likelihood play nothing like the original.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

@CFritzRun You're saying people who played the original can't be alive at this point?