See Shaq's glorious return in the Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn teaser

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn

Released in 1994, Shaq Fu has the distinction of being one of the few games ever made—quite possibly the only one—to have a website dedicated to nothing less than its utter eradication from the collective memory of human civilization. In truth, it's probably not that uniquely awful, but it certainly wasn't very good when it was new, and as sometimes happens, that legendary rep has eclipsed the more mundane reality.

Regardless, it's not the sort of game you'd expect to merit a sequel, but developer Big Deez somehow managed to crowdfund more than $450,000 to help fund one, and now, two years later, there's actually a trailer.

There are so many questions. Why would anyone want to do this? Why would anyone want to help them do this? Why would anyone go ahead and do this instead of taking the money and running? And why is baby Shaq stuffed, Moses-like, inside a floating purse?

These are questions I cannot answer, but I do have to give credit to the people behind Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn for having a sense of humor about it all. Whether it can follow through on that initial, admittedly very thin, promise with anything amounting to decent gameplay is a question we'll have to wait awhile to answer, as the game isn't slated to come out until sometime next year. For now, you can keep up with all the latest Shaq Fu-ness at the Shaq Fu Facebook page.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.