The absolutely ridiculous and hilarious Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa is getting a sequel. If you don't remember or haven't heard of the game, it's an action RPG that released on PC a few years back, and maintained the goal of being as absurd as it could possibly be, and succeeded in spades.
The sequel is humbly titled 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 (aka Barkley 2) and is also developed by Tales of Game's Studios. The game is already sounding like it will live up to its predecessor, as you'll see from the description below (be sure you're not drinking anything while reading it).
Barkley 2 is an action RPG that continues the story of the previous game and features an open, non-linear world for players to explore and discover. Barkley 2 pits the player as X114JAM9, an amnesiac baller with no recollection of his past and no concept of his incredible b-ball destiny. Only the arcane wisdom of the otherworldly slam scholar Cyberdwarf can reclaim his lost memories… and lost b-ball powers. But first, X114JAM9 must evade the sinister grasp of the malevolent A.I. Cuchulainn, his would-be captor and the ancient nemesis of all ballers, hoopsters, slammers and jammers.
The ball is in your court. The fate of the galaxy, the Post-Cyberpocalypse and all of b-balldom is in your hands. Do you have the courage, vigor and sagacity to slam with the best? Or are you just going to jam with the rest?
A Kickstarter campaign for the game will begin later this month. If you don't believe it's worth investing in, just listen to these testimonies:
“Tales of Game’s have one-upped themselves with Barkley 2. With a focus on rich narrative, strong characters, open-ended exploration, serious choice and consequence, Barkley 2 is a game that will have echoes throughout the edutainment industry.”
- Tales of Game’s
“The Post-Cyberpocalypse has never looked so grim… or so beautiful. Barkley 2 is the first game to make me question if vidcons have the capacity to be art.”
- Barack Obama