If you’ve been waiting 20 years for the sequel to Shaq’s moderately entertaining video game “Shaq Fu,” then you, my friend, are in luck. The Big Aristotle has launched an IndieGogo campaign to make a new game.
Following is a description of the game by its designers, as posted on IndieGogo.
Shaq Fu is what the original game should have been – an instant classic. We’re talking Streets of Rage meets Street Fighter meets Devil May Cry. It’s a modern day take on the classic beat ‘em up. Play as Shaquille O’Neal – learn hundreds of moves and battle techniques, take onthousands of enemies with dozens of cool melee weapons, battle bosses in dynamic arenas, master cool finishing moves and play with your buddies in COOP mode or against each other in player vs player combat.
In Shaq Fu, dozens of unique and variedenemies await which require careful use of tactics. The game also features destructive environments, awesome power ups and a series of well-designed, beautiful levels with interesting progression. This is all tied together by what very well might be the story of the century, a performance worthy of an Oscar, by the Big Diesel, in his battle against a villain for the ages – the mysterious Black Star Ninja.
The site acknowledges that Shaq could finance the game all on his own. However, the big man decided to crowdfund in order to gauge interest in the project, and also partner with his fans. According to the campaign, 5% of all sales will go to the Boys and Girls Club of America.
If you’re still not sold after hearing it from the Diesel or reading his designers’ description, maybe a teaser trailer will do the trick. If nothing else, the graphics look pretty sick.