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Nintendo NBA Playgrounds Player Get Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Switch for Free

Writing on NBA Playgrounds official Facebook page, Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch informed those who have bought the game on Nintendo’s handheld hybrid that they’ll receive a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.

We had every intention of launching online play for NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch within days of release, but, despite our best efforts, it didn’t play out that way. We sincerely apologize for the delay and want to let everyone know the fix will be coming very soon. But words are cheap, and games are not. So we’re giving everyone that bought NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch before the online play patch hits a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn on Switch this fall to express our gratitude.

But for our Switch players, still awaiting online play – and believe us, it’s coming soon – we can do more. Our Nintendo fans were left without online play and though the fix is done and going through the final motions, we can still do something nice. Something big. Something free.

It’s good to be independent because no one sense checks our crazy when we look to reward a portion of our supportive, patient playerbase with something truly insane, like a free game.
It’s with tremendous thanks and appreciation to our Nintendo fans who are still waiting online play that we offer you an entirely new game absolutely free. That’s right, we’re giving away a copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn for Switch to every Nintendo NBA Playgrounds player who has been patiently awaiting the first patch.

Please note that restrictions do apply. We are still working with our partners to determine exactly how NBA Playgrounds players will receive their free copy of Shaq Fu when it releases this Fall, but if you bought or buy in to NBA Playgrounds before the patch hits, you’re getting a free copy of Shaq Fu. Why? Like we said at the beginning, we love our players and we’re always going to work to do right by them.

Read more on Kotaku: Annoyed NBA Playgrounds Still Doesn’t Have Online Play on Switch? Here, Have Some Free Shaq

Game’s Challenge Mode and new connection manage has already been added to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 versions. An update has already been released to Windows PC and PS4, tweaking shooting and adding 15 new players as well as the ability to play as Shaq with the different teams throughout his career, including Shaq. Saber Interactive hasn’t given a definitive release date for the patch on Switch.

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