We're Getting A New 'Shaq Fu' Game For The Switch And We Can't Understand Why

Apparently, we're reliving everything the '90s had to offer, good and bad. Which makes me question when we're getting a hologram of Kurt Cobain for a Nirvana reunion at Coachella. But you know the nostalgia train has run out of steam when it's chugging along toward a dead-end. And in the world of '90s video games, there's no greater dead-end than Shaq Fu. If you don't know the horror that is the SNES/Genesis game, here's a history lesson from some people out to rid the world of the game.

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In 2015, an IndieGoGo fund was started to create a modern sequel to the game and was successful at raising the funds to make Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. The team behind it has been quiet –until now. Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch chatted with Nintendo Everything to give them the scoop that four of their games, including the new Shaq Fu and NBA Playgrounds, would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. So not only are the rumors of the game being dead a falsehood, but you're actually going to see this thing appear on a major console and not just some random Steam early access release.

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If you'd like a refresher of what the new Shaq Fu is all about, here's the teaser trailer from 2015. All that's missing is a cover of Naughty By Nature's "Hip Hop Hooray" and a partnership with MTV for a revival of the Rock N' Jock celebrity charity basketball series to complete this throwback moment.

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