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Shaquille O'Neal returning to video games in ‘Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn’

Big Deez Productions raised $473,884 for the game during a crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   May 7, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla., May 7 (UPI) -- It looks like Shaquille O'Neal will be returning to video games after a crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo.com ended with $473,884, well above its goal of $450,000.

Big Deez Productions raised money for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn with the help of the former NBA star because O’Neal apparently felt the need for a sequel to 1994’s Shaq Fu.

The old game was available for Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, whereas A Legend Reborn will be for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Playstation 4, Wii U and PC.

Investors could donate as little as $2 to the campaign, and pricier donations came with perks like a signed O’Neal jersey or action figure. For $600, investors could secure themselves a copy of the game as well as get O’Neal to follow them on Twitter.

The CEO of Big Deez Productions, Matt Karch, said Fu 2 will be a “beat 'em up style” game during an interview with Nintendo Life.

“Shaq has a well-deserved reputation of being a good family-friendly guy and having him tote guns around doesn't really match his image. We will be going for more of an over-the-top thing than a gory thing,” Karch said. “As much as I would love to see Shaq rip off a head and pitch it at a second enemy, I don't think it's in line with Shaq's image. Expect exaggerated physics and ragdolls galore, just not copious amounts of gore.”



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