Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Indiegogo campaign started, development team seeking $450,000 to fund game

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • March 6, 2014 at 8:46 a.m. PST

Many people are aware of the old fighting game Shaq Fu, which was released for home consoles back in the 90s. The game was based on basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal, and wasn't particularly well-received.

But with all the attention fighting games have been getting lately, what better time to revive this old classic, and give it another shot?

A fundraising campaign over at Indiegogo is underway to fund such a project. Hit the jump to find several videos pertaining to Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn, and details on how to be a part of the effort to bring this game to life.

An official YouTube page for Shaq-Fu has been launched, and below you'll find the videos uploaded to said page. The videos include the game teaser, a campaign video from Shaquille O'Neal himself and a look at the development crew behind the game.

Here's a fourth video from Shaq Fu Man, discussing details about the upcoming game.

The development team is said to include people who worked on major games such as Halo, Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, Alan Wake, Spec Ops: The Line, Battlefield, Killzone, Max Payne, Duke Nukem and other large game franchises.

The development team are seeking $450,000 to fund the project. Go here to help out.

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It appears that, contrary to the original Shaq-Fu, this game is a beat-em-up rather than a fighting game. We'll keep you posted on additional details.

Below, you'll find a few quotes from the developers regarding the game.

He is the best center ever to play the game. Of course he's got money, and yes he will be investing a lot of his own time and money in this project. We will be investing considerably more of our own money in the game than we are asking for.

Shaq Fu is what the original game should have been – an instant classic. We're talking Streets of Rage meets Street Fighter meets Devil May Cry. It’s a modern day take on the classic beat ‘em up. Play as Shaquille O’Neal – learn hundreds of moves and battle techniques, take on thousands of enemies with dozens of cool melee weapons, battle bosses in dynamic arenas, master cool finishing moves and play with your buddies in COOP mode or against each other in player vs player combat.

Thanks to Shinkuu_Kikoken, MrDrOfficer, R4C2010, Jerecaine, GodotLaserFace, Pharaoh_Amaranth, Jookey, Chamba, Bloody_hado, Truegamer, 4HTim, OhYouDontSayThat and an anonymous reader for sending this in.

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