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Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Finally Launches This Spring

It’s actually happening – Big Deez Productions, Saber Interactive, and Wired Productions have announced Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is launching this spring four years after its crowdfunding.

The game will launch via digital and retail storefronts across Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game.

Lastly, anyone who bought NBA Playgrounds for Switch before June 10th of last year will get a free digital copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn upon release.

Here’s a rundown on the game:


The world is on the brink of disaster. Demonic celebrities have taken over the planet. Only one man can save us: a poor Chinese orphan named Shaq Fei Hung. Our hero must travel to faraway locations to lay the smack down on these pop culture icons bent on our destruction. Will he triumph? Of course he will. It’s Shaq.

In Shaq Fu, players takes control of an unstoppable Shaquille O’Neal as he fights his way through the hordes of Hell and Hollywood. Dozens of different enemies face Shaq as he learns new moves, travels to unique locations and battles ever more dangerous legions of the damned. At the end of each journey, Shaq must face down a powerful boss ripped straight from tabloid headlines.

Key Features:

  • Voiced by none other than Shaq Fu himself, Shaquille O’Neal.
  • Travel to locations around the world and use each unique environment contextually against your enemies.
  • Every enemy is unique and possesses his own destructive abilities. Battle outlandish bosses with special skills, power-ups and some old-fashioned martial arts.
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26 comments
  1. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    February 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    About damn time! I was thinking that indiegogo was just another scam. I guess they needed all that time to convince Shaq to voice his own character and I wouldn’t have anyone else do the job.

  2. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    February 15, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Kazaam dlc

  3. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    February 15, 2018 at 11:23 am

    The trailer is hilarious and it looks like a decent beat-em up, so I may give it a try when it’s released.

  4. Ebicentre
    Ebicentre
    February 15, 2018 at 11:41 am

    His neck makes him look like a headbanger from Brütal Legend.

  5. Ozzie Arcane
    Ozzie Arcane
    February 15, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    He’s also embarrassed by the reputation the original game got. So they probably were spending a lot of time trying to make sure the game didn’t suck.

  6. CrimsonColossus
    CrimsonColossus
    February 15, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    “Hi-Yah.”
    -Shaq

  7. anthony adams
    anthony adams
    February 15, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    He’s also embarrassed by the reputation the original game got. So they probably were spending a lot of time trying to make sure the game didn’t suck.

  8. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    February 15, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    I’m proud that as a kid, I had absolutely no desire to ever play Shaq-Fu.

  9. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    February 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    surprisingly I’m actually looking forward to this

  10. GameZard
    GameZard
    February 15, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    This shitty game is still a thing!?

  11. GameZard
    GameZard
    February 15, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    No they wasn’t. It was a scam.

  12. GameZard
    GameZard
    February 15, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    It is a scam though.

  13. Ace
    Ace
    February 16, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Game of the Year

  14. Farwin
    Farwin
    February 16, 2018 at 12:06 am

    >Not Deez Nutz Productions
    And they were so close.

  15. SLoWMoTIoN?
    SLoWMoTIoN?
    February 16, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Shaq is a flat earther

    Daily reminder

  16. Bailarina Ninja masoquista
    Bailarina Ninja masoquista
    February 16, 2018 at 1:25 am

    I love how they shamelessly admit Shaq Fu sucked. hopefully this one will be significantly better

  17. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    February 16, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Copying what I said elsewhere: “It might be okay, but it is a bit telling that over half of the trailer was dwelling on the original 90s fighter (hence VHS filter) and mocking it with the gameplay for this 2018 beat em up being far and few for the remaining part of the video.”

    I don’t know how Devil May Cry 3 was marketed in relation to DMC2, but it has been long enough that they should be focusing their marketing on their own game with proper gameplay demonstrations.

  18. Llama Adventure
    Llama Adventure
    February 16, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Hopefully it turns out decent instead of relying solely on irony without any actual good gameplay like the new Bubsy game did.

  19. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    February 16, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Here’s hoping it doesn’t suck. A second time.

  20. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    February 16, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Another bot post with more upvotes than the one it copy-pasted. Sad!

  21. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    February 16, 2018 at 8:27 am

    At least the animation on the original were were good, and the art style was alright, not saying this one is going to be bad, but it looks like one of those beat ’em ups that still play like it was 1994.

  22. Nope Naw
    Nope Naw
    February 16, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Did they just smack talk Shadow Warrior? … wat

  23. Envy-Noson
    Envy-Noson
    February 17, 2018 at 12:17 am

    “This is the Black Panther of video games!”
    IGN