It appears that sea-loving folks will have more to celebrate come June. We will finally visit the pineapple under the sea, as THQ Nordic has officially dated SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated for June 23. The remaster of the 2003 licensed game of Nickelodeon’s lovable sponge and his friends will release on both PC and consoles.
Soon, you’ll get to explore Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy. The evil Plankton has struck once again, and it’s up to you to stop his evil plans. Do battle with an army of wacky robots, meet familiar faces, and utilize our heroes’ unique skills.
Of course, as a remaster, you can expect some new additions and features. First off, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated will see high-end visuals and modern resolutions to let you appreciate SpongeBob and the gang even more. It adds new gameplay elements as well, including a cut boss fight with Robo Squidward. You’ll also find a multiplayer mode that pits you and a partner against waves of enemies in horde mode both offline and online. And, of course, you can expect to see beautiful animations and stellar voice work from the original cast.
As valuable as a Krabby Patty
If you are a bigger fan than most, you can also start saving for two special editions of the game. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated will have both a Shiny and a F.U.N. edition. The Shiny Edition contains an 8″/20cm SpongeBob Figurine with Golden Spatula and flexible tongue, wallstickers, six art prints, SpongeBob SquarePants tennis socks, and the game.
All that stuff comes with the SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated F.U.N. Edition, too. But it will also provide true collectors with a 7″/18cm figurine of Patrick, an 8″/20cm figurine of Sandy, and a set of Tiki Keyrings.