Barkley 2, the crowdfunded sequel to free 2008 RPG, Barkley, Shut Up & Jam: Gaiden, has a new live-action trailer lampooning one of 2015's most scrutinised video game reveals.
While this comedy sequel's trailer doesn't contain any real gameplay, it seems like a more honest encapsulation of what the game is trying to do - spoof Japanese RPGs - than most actual gameplay trailers.
For the uninitiated, Barkley, Shut Up & Jam: Gaiden was a bats*** insane fan-made game lampooning RPGs and tacky 90s product placement and celebrity cameos. It followed the exploits of famed NBA player Charles Barkley in the year 2053 after an event called the Chaos Dunk triggered the apocalypse. Framed for performing such a devastating dunk, Barkley and his son Hoopz had to go into hiding from the Michael Jordan's militia, the B-Ball Removal Department, and clear the Barkley name.
The game you've all been waiting for, The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 - Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie - Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa - or Barkley 2 for short - has found massive success on Kickstarter where it surpassed its $35,000 goal in less than a day. Its current total is at $39,444 and climbing.
The 1994 SNES and Sega Genesis basketball game Barkley Shut Up and Jam! had such an amazing title that the fine folks at Tales of Game's couldn't help but come up with a fan-made sequel, the absolutely bonkers 2008 RPG Barkley, Shut Up & Jam: Gaiden.
It took place in a post-apocalyptic 2041 where basketball had been outlawed after famed NBA player Charles Barkley performed a Chaos Dunk, "a jam so powerful its mere existence threatens the balance of chaos and order," to impress his son, Hoopz, but ended up killing 15 million instead.
The freeware game contained such nonsense as a creature from space called Cyberdwarf whose skin is made entirely of basketballs, a half-robot version of 90s basketball star Vince Carter, and a villain based on Bill Cosby's Ghost Dad character.