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Saber Interactive have set a date for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. it’s due out globally on June 5 for $39.99 / £34.99 / €39.99.

Here’s a brief overview:

Saber Interactive finally provided an update on Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn last month. The game is scheduled for this spring, and will be receiving a physical version from Wired Productions.

Shaq Fu will continue the tradition of Switch versions costing $10 more than its console counterparts. If you plan on picking up a copy at retail on Nintendo’s console, it’ll cost $39.99, according to Amazon’s listing (pre-orders are now open here by the way). The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are listed for $29.99.

We finally have an official update on Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. The game will be launching this spring, and Saber Interactive is teaming up with Wired Productions for a physical release.

Here’s more information about the game:

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is an intense, action-packed beat ‘em up which sees players take on the role of the unstoppable Shaquille O’Neal as he fights his way through the hordes of hell and Hollywood. Master devastating combos, battle outlandish celebrity bosses and take on all comers with an array of weapons, including katanas, shuriken and baseball bats. Channel Shaq’s alter egos, Big Daddy O and Big Diesel, in epic battles in the successor to the worst game ever on a mission to restore Shaq’s legacy.

Below are the latest screenshots:

Saber Interactive also reconfirmed today that those who purchased NBA Playgrounds on Switch prior to June 10, 2017, will receive a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn upon release. Also, more information about timing and delivery of rewards for the game’s Indiegogo backers will be shared on the official campaign page.

Source: Saber Interactive PR

Saber Interactive hasn’t had much to say about Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn. We did recently come across a retail listing for the game, but we haven’t heard much over the past few months.

Speaking with TechRaptor, Saber Interactive finally explained the situation. Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is apparently complete, and the team is now working around licensing issues. News will be provided soon on the game’s official Indiegogo page. Oh, and the Wii U version has been dropped, which is not much of a surprise.

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is in development for Switch. That’s according to Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch, who revealed this information to Nintendo Everything in a recent interview.

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn was originally funded on Indiegogo in 2014. At the time, it seemed like a Wii U version had been secured. We’re unsure if Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is still planned for Wii U, but now that Switch has arrived, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear about its cancellation.

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn has been successfully funded on Indiegogo. With about eight hours remaining, the campaign crossed its $450,000 target.

Big Deez Productions will be bringing Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn to Wii U at some point in the future. The game was originally planned for 3DS as well, though plans for that version may have since been scrapped.

Thanks to Brandon for the tip.

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A new Shaq-Fu game is finally happening, and it could come to Wii U and 3DS.

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is now live on Indiegogo, accessible here. Big Deez Productions is working on the project. The team’s staff have experience contributing to games such as Halo, Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, Alan Wake, Spec Ops: The Line, Battlefield, Killzone, Max Payne, Duke Nukem, and more.