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Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn release date trailer introduces Shaq Fei Hung and Yen-Lo Wang

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Shaquille O'Neal launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the beatdown brawler Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn in 2014, and for some reason it was successful. A teaser was released in late 2015 to reassure us that it wasn't a joke, and now—believe it or not—we've got a release date of June 5. This revelation arrives accompanied by a new trailer that tells the tale of a young lad from the village of Hung Lo and his quest to defeat the wicked Yen-Lo Wang. 

It turns out that a number of the world's most famous celebrities are actually demons sent by Yen-Lo Wang "to brainwash the people into moronic subservients." And Shaq—known formally in this guise as Shaq Fei Hung—is the only one who can save us from their corrupting influence, a task he must accomplish by beating the tar out of everything.   

The trailer is an odd blend of kid-friendly cartoon styling and juvenile dick puns, and so while the brief bits of gameplay it shows off aren't obviously terrible, it leaves me still not entirely convinced that this whole thing isn't actually a joke after all. Let us not forget, the "legend" that's being reborn here is infamously bad—so bad that someone has spent more than a decade maintaining a website dedicated to eradicating all evidence of its existence from the face of the Earth.   

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn isn't currently listed on Steam, GOG, or the Windows Store, but will sell for $20 when it becomes available.

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.