I don’t usually do news posts (well, maybe the Roguelike Updates posts qualify), but this is important. Barkley, Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden, everyone’s favorite Japanese-style RPG about the last living b-ball stars and their struggle to survive in the post-cyberpocalypse, is getting a sequel.
Developer Tales of Game’s announced the sequel six days ago (I apologize for my tardiness), and give the full title: 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. Apparently it will be an action role-playing game, with an open world that can be explored in non-linear fashion, and will star X114JAM9, “an amnesiac baller with no recollection of his past and no concept of his incredible b-ball destiny.” I took the liberty of grabbing the announcement graphic for use at the top of this post; I don’t think Tales of Game’s will mind. They’re planning a Kickstarter campaign to help fund development, and I’ll be sure to announce that once it launches.
Now, if you’ve played Barkley, Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden, then you probably don’t need any more information than that to get very excited indeed. If you haven’t played Barkley, Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden, then you should do so immediately.
Why, you ask? Let me tell you.