Update: THQ Nordic has now confirmed that SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is indeed launching on 23rd June, as we suspected in our original article below. Pre-orders will go live on Switch from 21st April - although you already order a physical copy from Amazon (UK / US) - and a brand new trailer has been shared.
Original Article: We're still yet to receive an official release date for the upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, but it looks like an Xbox Live listing may well have given the game away.
Xbox's page for the game lists plenty of details for the upcoming release, including a supposed launch date of 23rd June - a different date to that originally spotted on a Nintendo infographic earlier this year. Assuming this is correct for Xbox One at the very least, we'd expect the Switch release may launch on either the exact same day or very close to it.
It also features some rather lovely screenshots (although bear in mind that these are presumably taken from the Xbox One edition of the game).
Towards the end of last year, it was revealed that the game would be receiving two pricey special editions. If you're wanting to splash out on this upcoming remake, make sure to check those options out.
Looking forward to this one? Do you hope that it'll be on Switch by June as this listing suggests? Let us know in the comments.
Please note that some external links on this page are affiliate links, which means if you click them and make a purchase we may receive a small percentage of the sale. Please read our FTC Disclosure for more information.
[source microsoft.com, via nintendoeverything.com]
A release date for May 24th was also shown in an infographic released by Nintendo, could have have been a mistake though and is releasing June instead.
@BigBluePanda That was the pre-pandemic release date for the Sponge on the Run movie, Nintendo got the release date mixed up.
>Can now play as Gary, Squidward, Krabs, and a metal version of Plankton.
LET'S F**KIN GOOOOOO!
@Dakotastomp These characters are only in the multiplayer hoard mode, through I wouldn't 100% rule out having them as post-game unlockables or something among those lines.
What genre is this game? If it get’s the humor right, it could be fun.
In the words of Spongebob I'm Ready for this game
@dewokkel From what I hear it's a 3D Collectathon like Mario Odyssey. The original is lauded for being the best Spongebob game ever made.
@dewokkel It's a 3D platformer/collectathon, and has long been hailed as a prime example of licensed video games done right. Maybe it's my nostalgia talking (our copy from back in the day either got lost or broken–can't remember), but it's truly something special
Thanks. Will keep my eye on this one. Love the Spongebob humor.
Can't wait to pick this up
The original was a well designed game. I remember the cruise bubble was a real cool move kinda bummed they took it out of first person
Got the Spongebob Movie video game on ps2 when I was like 11 and it was surprisingly not terrible. Good enough to complete in fact. I always wanted to try this one so will probably give it a go.
Actually got this game free from my uncle, who got the game when he was little. Haven't actually played it yet, will get around to it.
Tap here to load 13 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...