As an Android junkie I just don’t hear as much about upcoming zombie games as I’d like to so I couldn’t help but crack up when I read on Venture Beat that we’re going to see Shaq battling the undead! 18 years ago, yes back in 1994, ShaqFu was releasing showing that Shaquille O’Neal was a kung fu messiah that was here to save the day (by giving us one of the worst video games to ever grace store shelves.) It left such a bad taste in everyone’s mouth (that and Basketball lost it’s popularity that it at one point had) that there was never a follow up with Shaq taking center stage.
When we were working on the game, we codenamed it Shaq Fu 2,” says Long Vo, Hiptic’s cofounder and creative director. Nobody guessed the incredible truth behind that description. “This game is set in a postapocalyptic world where Shaq has become a legend, and it’s up to him to save humanity from mutant zombies.” Vo cites influences that include Fist of the North Star, Resident Evil, Mad Max, and everything George “Dawn of the Dead” Romero’s ever done.
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