SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated Release Date Leaked By Nintendo

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated has set a release date. The date wasn’t announced by publisher THQ Nordic, but was revealed by a Nintendo infographic about their 2020 line-up. This date presumably applies to all versions of the game, as it’s also coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The date makes a lot of sense–it’s also when the next SpongeBob SquarePants movie, Sponge on the Run, is due to release. The film features CGI animation, so the game and the movie will look very similar.

The original Battle for Bikini Bottom released on PS2, Xbox, and GameCube in 2003 (the PC and GBA games were distinctly different.) Rehydrated is a remake, and while the game did not receive stellar reviews it became a cult classic, and is popular among speedrunning communities.

This remake will feature new multiplayer modes, as well as content cut from the original game. It has also received a complete visual overhaul.

SpongeBob’s history with games stretches back to the Game Boy Color (Legend of the Lost Spatula) and the original PlayStation (SuperSponge). The most recent SpongeBob game was SpongeBob HeroPants for 3DS, Vita, and Xbox 360 in 2015. The license is owned, as it was in the PS2 days, by the reformed THQ Nordic.

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