In an interview with Nintendo Everything Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch revealed that Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Shaq-Fu got their Indiegogo funded in 2014, and as that point was only slated to appear on the Wii U for Nintendo, but now that the Switch has launched plans have been changed to include a Switch version. As of now, there has been no announcement as to whether the Wii U version has been canceled in place of the Switch version.
The latest on Shaq-Fu came in the form a teaser trailer that premiered at The Game Awards 2015, but since then it’s been pretty quiet on the Shaq-Fu front. The interview with Karch confirms the game is still in development, and another Saber Interactive game will be coming to the Switch on May 9, NBA Playgrounds, as well as a motocross game at some point. Karch also mentioned a new four-player co-op shooter that is in development that, as Karch puts it, “is a candidate” for the Switch and that it would be “perfect for the platform.”
Shaq-Fu doesn’t have a release date yet, but as of now when it does release it is slated to release on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and the Switch. Keep it an eye out with us for when more information on Shaq-Fu gets released.
The list of games for the Switch continues to grow and it’s definitely nice to see third party studios and publishers talk about the Switch as “the perfect platform” for games. There definitely needs to be some more information and gameplay shown of Shaq-Fu so that gamers can see what to expect, and hopefully, as development continues we’ll start to see more. It’s nice to see the Switch provide a platform that can cater to smaller indie games just as well as it can cater to AAA games.
What do you think of Shaq-Fu coming to the Switch? Did you play the original? Do you think the developers need to provide backers with more updates? Let us know in the comments below!