Barkley 2 is still a thing, and has a new trailer

Here is a trailer for The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 - Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie - Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa. Or Barkley 2 for short. It's the sequel to Tales of Game’s Studios Presents Chef Boyardee’s Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa. Or Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden for short.

You may remember Barkley 2 from its Kickstarter. Or you may not, because the Kickstarter happened almost three years ago. Tale of Game's raised $120,335 back in November 2012. The project, originally, was due late-2013. Clearly that hasn't happened.

The trailer above is an homage to the E3 trailer for the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Here, look:

Strikingly similar, no. Even the top logo is a play on FF7's Meteor. Hopefully the given release date—11/11/2023—is also a jab at the Square Enix series, and not how long we'll have to wait for the Barkley sequel. More information should be coming soon, as Barkley 2 will be at the Indie MEGABOOTH, at this coming weekend's PAX Prime.

For a refresher on Barkley 2 and its predecessor, check out Rick McCormick's feature from way back in 2013.


Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.
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