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Shaq Fu Reboot Developers Considering Console Support Without Stretch Goals

Posted by Jake Shapiro

Wii U and 3DS could be included

You may remember earlier this year when we directed your attention to the Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn crowdfunding campaign, which had hugely ambitious 3DS and Wii U stretch goals of around a million dollars. The wonderfully named New Jersey-based developer Big Deez Productions has now posted on the Facebook page of the upcoming title that it's considering expanding console support to all platforms, including Wii U and 3DS, if its base Indiegogo funding goal of $450,000 is met. With just over $130,000 pledged and 12 days to go at the time of writing, Big Deez is likely doing this as an effort to boost pledges in the last couple weeks before its deadline.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is a sequel to the 1994 critically panned cult classic Shaq Fu. The developer is partnering with basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal for the reboot, and the studio consists of industry veterans who have worked on titles like Halo, Spec Ops: The Line, Alan Wake, and other blockbusters.

Would a commitment to Wii U and 3DS motivate you to pledge to this campaign, or is it a project doomed to miss its goal? Let us know what you think.

[via nintendoeverything.com, facebook.com, indiegogo.com]

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User Comments (23)

MamaLuigi

#1

MamaLuigi said:

Why does this game even need to be developed? Nobody liked the original. Damn.... Shaq, I thought you were better than this.

Squid

#3

Squid said:

C'mon guys... Ya gotta believe in Shaq!! Ya just gotta believe!!

Emblem

#4

Emblem said:

I don't like indiegogo they keep any money pledged even if they don't have anywhere near enough to make the actual game.

Kaze_Memaryu

#5

Kaze_Memaryu said:

Schucks, doesn't look like they're gonna make it. But I wanna see Shaq do better than ever!

@MamaLuigi Well, this isn't the original, so what are you expecting?

ElkinFencer10

#6

ElkinFencer10 said:

If they confirm Wii U support, then I'm pledging. If there's no Wii U support, then I probably won't.

Ichiban

#8

Ichiban said:

When is soneone gonna do a Rock n' Roll Racing remake on kickstarter? It would meet its goal easily!

The_OMEGA

#10

The_OMEGA said:

^this....

I do, it actually looks good, this isn't the "worst game of all time" anymore, it actually looks good i'm considering buying it as long as it comes to Wii U.... i don't have a PC powerful enough as of now

sketchturner

#11

sketchturner said:

It's kinda stupid for anyone to be against this game just because the original wasn't good. That's like saying you didn't enjoy the original Metroid on NES, so you don't want to try Super Metroid.

MorriganIsHot

#12

MorriganIsHot said:

Some of the comments here are stupid. As long if it has good gameplay that's all that really matters.

TonLoco

#14

TonLoco said:

I remember playing the original at a friends house on the SNES. It was pretty bad but Shaq was the man so we didn't care.

MrV4ltor

#18

MrV4ltor said:

@Ichiban Funny that you would say that! Enjoy Up is actually working on a Rock n' Roll Racing game for the Wii U eshop :D

Anguspuss

#19

Anguspuss said:

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm me sees into the magical ball
& shaq is failling to meet funding goal ~& wants to sell his soul to us evil Nintendo fans to fund his crazy game.

Yeah my mystical spirit tells me to show Mr Oneill two fingers.

darthllama

#20

darthllama said:

I'd pledge support to make sure this game never sees the light of day. A reboot of arguably one of the worst games of all time is far from exciting, and what has been shown off looks like more trash.

Gameday

#22

Gameday said:

Wtfuu lol when i played this on sega back in the day i remember it clearly was hard pull off certain moves it had such a feel to it though... Characters and surroundings, looking at that image on here though doesnt look to be anything like the original.

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