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Shaq is returning to video games in Shaq Fu 2

It looks like Shaquille O'Neal is returning to the video game market. 

The former Magic star and Orlando resident will star in a sequel to the mid-1990s fighting game Shaq Fu, GameSpot.com reports

A crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo.com for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn ended with $473,884, above it's goal of $450,000. 

The game is being developed by Big Deez Productions in association with O'Neal himself. It will be available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Playstation 4, Wii U and PC. 

The game is a sequel to the 1994 2D fighting game Shaq Fu, which was available on Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and handheld platforms. 

The original game is considered one of the worst games ever made by gaming experts. Electronic Arts, the developer of the first Shaq Fu, even admitted that the game was an "abomination." 

"Our success is on your shoulders," the developers said in a video posted to Indiegogo. "You have made this happen for all of us and we're thrilled to have had your passion and support from start to finish."

The studio also noted, "Our promise still stands: This time we won't Fu it up!"

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, will once again be a fighting game, but this time in 3D with new attacks, characters and promised fully-responsive controls. 

The game will even feature a cyborg Arsenio Hall.

Incentives were given to those who donated to the funding for the game. A donation of $20 got you a guaranteed entry into an international tournament in Los Angeles where the winner would face off against Shaq himself. 

A donation of $250 would get you a personalised 15 second voicemail from Shaq and $100 would get you a signed Shaq Fu SXSW exclusive shirt, along with a copy of the game. 

 

 

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