Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is still coming
We haven’t heard much from developer Saber Interactive lately, but they’re still working on the sequel to NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal’s 1994 video game, Shaq-Fu.
Named Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn, the game is set to hit Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 this spring with hopes of restoring Shaq’s legacy… at least on the video game side. Saber Interactive also announced a partnership with publisher Wired Productions to get the game out as soon as possible. See the trailer below:
“We know diehard fans have been waiting eagerly to experience the hard-hitting action of this new take on Shaq Fu, and we’re excited to team up with Wired Productions to get the game physically into the hands of players this spring,” said Saber CEO Matt Karch.
“Shaq Fu has an incredible legacy in the history of video games, and we’re delighted to be part of the team shooting to earn Shaq his place in the future of video games,” added Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions.
For those unaware, Shaquille O’Neal’s Shaq-Fu persona was born out of a collaboration with ‘90s rap group, The Fu-Schnickens where every member of the group had “Fu” in their name. They recorded the song “What’s Up, Doc (Can We Rock?)” and released it in the summer of 1993, the year after Shaq’s rookie year with the Orlando Magic. This was the start of Shaq’s pretty successful music career where he signed a record deal with Jive Records and released five albums, one of them going platinum. Check out the classic video below: