Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

NBA Playgrounds Apologizes With Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn

NBA Playgrounds Apologizes With Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn

NBA Playgrounds was released May 9, but it took almost a month for the Nintendo Switch version to support online play.

Matthew Karch, the chief executive of Saber Interactive said that those who bought (or buy) NBA Playgrounds on Switch before the patch delivering online play will get a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. In short, it's a game that shouldn't be made, but by taking the original's badness into its revival and owning up to it, somehow Mad Dog and Saber Interactive's game looks legitimately fun. “We sincerely apologize for the delay and want to let everyone know the fix will be coming very soon. This is why Saber Interactive chose to hand out free copies of their upcoming title Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn to everyone who owns NBA Playgrounds on Switch.

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The sequel to the game Shaq Fu that was released in 1994 for the Super Nintendo and later ported to the Game Boy, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is a beat-em-up game that's developer Saber Interactive's apology offering for the delay on releasing online play into NBA Playgrounds. The first update is now live for PC and PlayStation 4, and will be live for Xbox One and Switch within days. Will this offer tempt you to pick up NBA Playgrounds before online play is implemented? Meanwhile, NBA Playgrounds is receiving an update on other platforms which includes 15 new players, new Shaq variants, a Challenge Mode, a new Connection Manager, and an revamped shooting system (reworking timing, gauge meter, clarified UI).

NBA Playgrounds is out now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC (Steam) as a digital-only title for $19.99.

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Sabers focus going forward will be giving players new ways to compete with online tournament functionality, and dozens of new players will be released shortly. A free copy of Shaq Fu.

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