Back in March, we reported that basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal wanted to revive a game from the ‘90s called Shaq Fu. Given that the original Shaq Fu wasn’t exactly a hit, we’re not sure why anyone would play the game today. Perhaps we’re just old or perhaps our tastes have changed but it seems that many gamers out there are willing to make that happen and have since helped O’Neal fund his game.
The game’s funding was done through crowdfunding website Indiegogo and has managed to hit its original goal of $450,000 and even surpassed it by a little over $20,000, closing at a whopping $473,884. The game will be developed by Big Deez Productions and for those unfamiliar, it will basically be a fighting game which will put players into the shoes of Shaquille O’Neal where he will attempt to fight off a bunch of bad guys to reach his goal.
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will also feature a soundtrack composed by Steve Molitz and will even come with remixes of songs from O’Neal’s rap career, which we’re not sure is a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it. The style of game reminds us of the latest Street Fighter title, at least in terms of graphics, and that’s a good thing as it does look pretty good.
The game was sold at $15 per copy and there are even higher tiers in which players can donate to if they want to have lunch with the legend himself, although that tier alone costs a whopping $3,000. O’Neal will also be doing his bid for charity and will be donating 5% of all the profits to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The game will also be seeing a release on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and the PC. If you’d like to learn more, you can head on over to its Indiegogo page for the details.