Train2Game News Shaq Fu is back again

Saber Interactive and Wired Productions have officially released Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn globally on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC.

The full game is now available digitally via the PlayStation®Store, Xbox Games Store, Nintendo eShop and Steam for £14.99/€19.99/$19.99.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is also now available at major retailers as a physical boxed product for £24.99/€29.99/$29.99 on PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One and £34.99/€39.99/$39.99 on Nintendo Switch.

All retail versions will be bundled with a bonus game, which will be available to download later this month, and available for separate purchase. Gamers can visit wiredproductions.com/where-to-buy/Shaq-fu-a-legend-reborn to find their local retailer. More information about the bonus game will be released soon.

Wired Productions is also offering extremely rare Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Limited Collector’s Editions directly through its online store: shop.wiredproductions.com. This special bundle can be purchased with or without the full game and features a ton of exclusive goodies for fans, including a stylish Shaq Fu t-shirt, bag, snapback, art book, vinyl single and art card.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is an action-packed beat ‘em up starring the one and only Big Diesel himself: Shaquille O’Neal. Battle the hordes of Hollywood and hell on a one-man journey to avenge your fallen home and martial arts master. Smash down foes with devastating combos, face off against outlandish celebrity bosses, and unleash your fury with a variety of hard-hitting weapons and power-ups.

As previously announced by Saber Interactive, anyone who purchased NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch prior to July 10, 2017, is eligible to receive a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn on Switch. Players can redeem this offer between June 5th and July 5th by simply browsing to Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn in the Nintendo eShop to download. For original owners of NBA Playgrounds on the eShop, they will see a 100% discount applied to Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is a co-production of Saber Interactive and Big Deez Productions in partnership with Wired Productions and Mad Dog Games. It is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB and PEGI 12. For more information, visit www.alegendreborn.com .

Train2Game News: GameStick Kickstarter earns over $600k

GameStickThe Android based GameStick has now finished its Kickstarter and it has made over 6 times more than it needed.

The GameStick is a new portable console that runs the android operating system. It is a very small stick, similar to that of a USB stick, with a HDMI connection so it can plug straight in to your HD TV. The stick can be stored inside of it’s specially made Bluetooth controller to keep it safe and compact. The GameStick will also work with other Bluetooth controllers.

GameStick´s purpose-built game store will be powered by PlayJam´s built-for-TV technology enabling users to browse, download content and interact with the wider GameStick community.

The campaign to fund the production of GameStick, which is set to ship in April 2013, closed on Friday with pledges coming in right up to the last second finishing at 648% of the original target with a total of $648k. Those that missed out on the Kickstarter campaign will be able to pre-order via the GameStick website at www.gamestick.tv.

Anthony Johnson, CMO, PlayJam said “We are overwhelmed, excited, grateful, thrilled and everything in between. The campaign has been an incredible success with support from thousands of backers worldwide but this is just the beginning. The feedback from the Kickstarter community has been invaluable in shaping the final product and we will continue to seek input from those that supported us to ensure continued innovation ahead of a global retail launch.”

Throughout the campaign the team responded to thousands of comments and suggestions from Kickstarter backers that saw the product evolve in real-time as the team scrambled to incorporate a number of requested features from additional memory capacity to support for peripheral hardware via a docking station.

GameStick, described as ‘The Most Portable TV games Console Ever Created’ has been hailed by many supporters as the console to disrupt the games industry. The device has gathered high profile supporters throughout the campaign such as; Jason Kingsley, (Founder of Rebellion), Jason Bradbury (Gadget Show host) Jermaine Dupri (Record producer) and Shaquille O’Neal (Basketball Legend).

You can download a SDK for the new device at www.gamestick.tv and start developing for a new consoling experience.