The Shaq is back!! In 2014, developer Saber Interactive (who’s also working on NBA Playgrounds) confirmed the come back of the legendary game Shaq-Fu. For those of you who’re not acquainted with the title, Shaq-Fu is a 2D fighting game released for Genesis and SNES in 1994, featuring the basketball star Shaquille O’Neal who’s transported in an alternate dimension and has to fight his way karate-style to save a young boy named Nezu from the evil mummy Sett Ra. Yep, heavy. Despite its pretty bad reception at the time of release and the fact that Shaq-Fu has become one of the worst games in the history, a lot of players kinda love it. You know, the games that we love to hate. And that’s why Saber Interactive launched an Indiegogo campaign to create a follow up, which was successfully funded!
Developed under the name Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn, this sequel (or remake?) was up until now slated for a release on Wii U. And while we don’t know if they’ll sustain this version now that the system has been discontinued, Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch confirmed to Nintendo Everything that the fighting game will definitely hit the Nintendo Switch.
A trailer debuted at The Game Awards 2015 (see below), and we also leave you with some fun anecdotes with the Big Deez Team. Like the ideas they went through before deciding to bring back Shaq-Fu… Shaq to the future? Really?