Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, has announced that SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated has managed to sell over 2 million copies. The remake, which launched in June 2020, was a faithful recreation of the 2003 classic. In our review, we praised the abundance of references to classic SpongeBob episodes but mentioned that the game ultimately “falls short of greatness.” However, the sales for Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated has proven that a remake was worth it.
THQ Nordic $EMBRAC's SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated has now sold more than 2 million copies since its release in June 2020.
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In other news, another SpongeBob game launched on Nintendo Switch last month, SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off Extra Krusty Edition. Compared to Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, it’s nothing special, being a simple port of an already free-to-play mobile game. However, if you’re a die-hard SpongeBob fan, it is probably best to stick to SpongeBob‘s iconic platforming adventure.
When SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated first launched, fans started asking for a remake of the movie tie-in game from 2004. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie game is another title that has since become popular in the speedrunning community and is regarded as another example of how a licensed video game should be made. Hopefully, the sales of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated will influence the THQ’s decision to release more SpongeBob games in the future. If you have yet to play it, SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is now available on the Nintendo Switch and other platforms.