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This article was published on December 6, 2015

    Shaquille O’Neal’s Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn video game is as terrible as you could imagine

    Matthew Hussey
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    Matt Hussey was the former Editor-in-Chief for The Next Web. Previously he worked on the launch of Wired UK, ShortList and Mr Porter. He's b Matt Hussey was the former Editor-in-Chief for The Next Web. Previously he worked on the launch of Wired UK, ShortList and Mr Porter. He's been an active contributor to GQ, FHM, Men's Health, Yahoo, The Daily Telegraph and maintains a blog on Huffington Post

    Shaquille O’Neal, the man that did more for Anglo-Middle East relations with Kazaam than Obama ever could has teased the Web with the trailer for his latest game.

    Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is the follow up to Shaq Fu, the only game with a website dedicated to finding old copies of the game and destroying them.

    Last year the former basketball star took to IndieGoGo to find funding for the sequel, which focuses on a basketball player charged with beating the living hell out of thugs and people wearing rice hats.

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    Shaq managed to raise the $450,000 he was looking for and as sure as night follows day we are now graced with the trailer.

    For anyone not lucky enough to know the game’s backstory: Shaquille O’Neal walks into a dojo while heading to a charity basketball game in Tokyo, Japan.

    After speaking with Leotsu, a martial arts master, Shaq goes to another dimension, the Second World, where he must rescue a young boy named Nezu from the evil mummySettRa (thanks, Wikipedia).

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    This time round we’re introduced to a slew of new characters including “ excessively surgically enhanced Chun Li”, “corn-row guy with giant vat of Sizzurp” and “fat guy with more nods to Nazism than the Nuremberg rally”.

    Shaq Fu: A Hero Reborn is slated to hit the PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Wii U sometime in 2016.

    We.cannot.wait.

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