Shaq Fu 2 is confirmed once again, and from the screen shots it looks like it might be a contender. Yes, the sequel to one of the worst celebrity endorsed 16-bit games of all time is still being made.
While some are probably asking why we needed a sequel, the game's star and endorser himself Shaquille O'Neal is asking the public to help fund it. Apparently the basketball megastar of the 90s is short on cash and can't fund the game entirely himself. Why is that?
The original Shaq Fu was meant to capitalize on the birth of a new genre in home entertainment. With Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat on the Sega Genesis and SNES, it seemed a perfect time for NBA megastar Shaquille O'Neal to give us a video game that showed us he "got skills" to back up his rapping career. Between the lackluster graphics and horrible twitchy gameplay, the fighting game shared a fate with Shaq's days as a rapper.
With Shaq Fu 2 confirmed as before on The Inquisitr, the basketball heavyweight is trying again to show us what he can do. Of course it will take the collective skills of a team of programmers probably trying not to laugh at the fact that such a horrible game is getting a sequel to pull it off. However, those programmers need to be paid, or why are they even doing this?
It seems that Shaquille O'Neal's career as a basketball player is just as dead as his days as a rapper, because he's turning to the public for help funding the game. Good luck with that.
News of Shaq Fu 2, or Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, comes with a wave of new information about the game as well. Supposedly they are expanding the gameplay to be more than simple one on one fighting, pitting Shaq against groups of bad guys in a much more dynamic environment.
The initial goal of the game's funding starts at $650,000, with stretch goals putting it on more platforms. It will only take $15 to get you a copy of the game, most likely on Android and iOS, and some amounts will even get Shaquille O'Neal to follow you on Instagram.
Again, the question we're asking now is why a basketball megastar is requesting our money to fund a sequel to a game which was such a tremendous failure? Shaq Fu 2, confirmed or not, just feels like the gaming industry's biggest punchline in years.
If you're genuinely excited about it though, you can help fund Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn by clicking here.