Charles Barkley game you didn’t know existed is getting a sequel

Matt Hawkins Contributing Writer, Video Games

That’s right, Chef Boyardee’s Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa is back for more. Thanks to Kickstarter, naturally.

Rather than me trying to explain the game, I’m just going to use this portion of its Wikipedia entry, which does a far better job of describing the plot than I ever could:

The game takes place in 2053, in “post-cyberpocalyptic Neo New York”. Twelve years prior, Charles Barkley performed a powerful dunk called a Chaos Dunk at a basketball game, inadvertently killing most of the people in attendance. As a result, basketball was outlawed and many basketball players were hunted down and killed.

In 2053, another Chaos Dunk is performed in Manhattan, killing millions. Barkley is blamed for the Chaos Dunk and is hunted by the B-Ball Removal Department, led by Michael Jordan. Barkley is rescued by another outlaw referred to as the Ultimate Hellbane. Hellbane leads Barkley to the tomb of LeBron James, revealing that Hellbane’s real name is Balthios, the great grandson of James.

The ghost of James tells the two to seek the Cyberdwarf, who is hidden in New York’s sewers. While searching for the Cyberdwarf, they are joined by a cybernetic Vince Carter, who has lost his memory. Upon finding Cyberdwarf, the four of them rush to a nearby church, where Barkley’s son Hoopz is hiding. In the church, Jordan is holding Hoopz hostage. Cyberdwarf, looking at Hoopz, comments that Hoopz may be “The One”…

And so, and so forth. You get the picture. So is it any shock that the Kickstarter for the sequel made its goal in just one day? Not really.

And above looks mighty promising! Though I just hope it has a dating segment like the first game…

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