You may want to stop dribbling your basket ball for a moment, Barkley, Shut Up & Jam: Gaiden (AKA Tales of Game’s Presents Chef Boyardee’s Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa), sucessor of the SNES game Barkley Shut Up and Jam! is set to be sequelified. Yes, Tale of Game’s have announced The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 the Hoopz Barkley SaGa.
Exciting news indeed. Full details after the break.
All props to Eurogamer for spotting this one. Back in 1994 the SNES was graced by a basketball game called Barkley Shut Up and Jam! Then in 2008, Tale of Game’s madeBarkley, Shut Up & Jam: Gaiden. An unofficial sequel. An unofficial sequel which, till now, we thought was the be all and end all of all unofficial sequels.
Telling the tale of Hoopz Barkley makings his way throughNeo-New York, a city caught up in the apocalypse after NBA all-star basketball player Charles Barkley, Hoopz’s father,performed a Chaos Dunk, “a jam so powerful its mere existence threatens the balance of chaos and order.” As a result, basketball was banned and 15 million people died.
According to Tale of Game’s “Barkley 2 pits the player as X114JAM9, an amnesiac baller with no recollection of his past and no concept of his incredible b-ball destiny. Only the arcane wisdom of the otherworldly slam scholar Cyberdwarf can reclaim his lost memories… and lost b-ball powers. But first, X114JAM9 must evade the sinister grasp of the malevolent A.I. Cuchulainn, his would-be captor and the ancient nemesis of all ballers, hoopsters, slammers and jammers.The ball is in your court. The fate of the galaxy, the Post-Cyberpocalypse and all of b-balldom is in your hands. Do you have the courage, vigor andsagacity to slam with the best? Or are you just going to jam with the rest?”
If you’re feeling a little lost by all this never fear! You can always be more confused. Download the original Charles Barkley for free here.
Prepare for the Kickstarter for the game’s sequel that will be coming in the next month.
Now, be calm, relax and watch this trailer for the first game: