by Jacki Mick
After a successful 60-day Indiegogo campaign, a sequel to the legendary -- er, legendarily bad -- video game Shaq-Fu will be coming soon to a gaming console near you. Big Deez Productions, who started the Indiegogo campaign, set a financing goal of $450,000, which was exceeded by $23,884. Over 1,300 people took advantage of the perks offered to backers, which included the chance to eat dinner with Shaq, hang out at Shaq's house with five of your closest friends and have Shaq DJ a party at your house. (That last one set someone back $35,000.) Smaller perks were offered as well, like a digital trading card for $2 or an entry into a Shaq-Fu: The Legend Reborn international tournament, where the ultimate winner will compete against Shaq for a $25,000 prize.
The original Shaq-Fu video game was widely regarded as one of the worst video games of all time and, when news of a sequel was teased earlier this year, many gamers regarded it as a joke. As the fully funded Indiegogo campaign can attest, it is not at all a joke. The game, which still has no release date, puts players right in the middle of Shaq's battle with the Black Star Ninja and his fellow assisins. Shaq's fighting style will be customizable through a combination of upgradable skills, combos and and special power-ups. The game, which will be available on PC, PS4, Wii U, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, will feature remixes of some of Shaq's most famous rap songs. "(I Know I Got) Skillz," anyone?
Check out the Shaq-Fu: The Legend Reborn trailer: