SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is on its way to the Nintendo Switch and other consoles. THQ Nordic confirmed the news in a short trailer uploaded to its YouTube channel on June 5.
This new title serves as a remake of the cult classic SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom. The original game had versions released on the GameCube and the Game Boy Advance in 2003. The GameCube version was an excellent 3D platformer, whereas the Game Boy Advance version was a 2D platform.
Currently, we know little about what this title will hold. It will likely be a 3D game in the style of the GameCube version, and the trailer description states it will be “faithfully remade in spongetastic splendor!” Players can expect to collect items and traverse platforms while dodging obstacles in SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated. You will play as SpongeBob, Patrick, or Sandy for different levels. Regardless of who the player controls, they will be sure to do whatever it takes to stop Plankton from obtaining the Krabby Patty Secret Formula.
New content teases
Despite being a remake, you can also expect to see some new content in this updated adventure. As referenced in the trailer and confirmed in its description, Rehydrated will feature a new multiplayer mode! THQ Nordic could add even more additional content to the game, but for now we can only wait and see.
What we have now is little more than a teaser. The ESRB has not yet rated SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated. THQ Nordic has not even revealed the release date. Nevertheless, fans of the original cult classic will be excited to see the challenges SpongeBob will experience in this updated adventure.
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Dylan Tate is a student in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, including Smash Bros., Splatoon, ARMS, and Pokémon. Dylan also writes competitive guides for Dignitas and esports news articles for Daily Esports.