By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jan 06, 2013 01.06.13
The debut trailer for ShaqDown, Hiptic Games' side-scrolling smash-‘em-up starring Shaquille O'Neal, gives players a glimpse at the apocalyptic world of the not-so-distant future. The game is not a sequel to 1994's Shaq Fu, but instead follows O'Neal as he battles mutant zombies to save humanity. Its creators labeled it a "pick up and play actioner" that gamers can enjoy by turning off their brains and playing on instinct. ShaqDown is slated for launch Jan. 8 on iOS and Android mobile devices. The game was developed with O'Neal's blessing.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Dec 17, 2012 12.17.12
Go Ninja developer Hiptic Games is bringing a new game headlined by basketball player Shaquille O'Neal to mobile devices: ShaqDown, due on iOS and Android before the end of the year, reports VentureBeat. Side-scroller ShaqDown's developers are adamant that the game is not a sequel to 1994's Shaq Fu, which was received poorly. The game was highly criticized for its poor controls, which Hiptic have fixed for ShaqDown, applying what they learned making Go Ninja. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where Shaq must save humanity from zombies. Creative director Long Vo says the game's influences include Fist of the North Star, Resident Evil and Mad Max, along with the works of George Romero. In the game, players will face off against hordes of these zombies and three massive boss...