Shaquille O’Neal unveils Shaq Fu sequel at The Game Awards


1994 was a huge year. The first PlayStation was launched (as was the Sega Saturn, but nobody liked that), Forest Gump made loads of people happy and sad at the same time, I was born, and a little 16-bit brawler starring really tall basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal was released.

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21 years later, and it looks like we might finally be getting a sequel to that ’90s, uh, classic. Shaq took to the stage at The Game Awards last night to show off a new trailer for the coming 2D fighting game, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. The fighting game is coming to PC as well as current and last-gen consoles, however there is still no release date.

The sequel was launched into development following a successful Indiegogo campaign in 2014 that raised $450,000 – because Shaq is apparently strapped for cash these days. The new trailer shows off some of the game’s martial-arts action as well as some of its characters, which include a nazi, a geisha and a weird dreadlocked man with a vat of purple slime on his back. Game of the year material? Stranger things have happened… although really not very many.