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Video game

Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is an upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants video game. It is set to be released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.[1]

It is a remake of Battle for Bikini Bottom, which was released in 2003. Like the original game, the player will control SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy to save Bikini Bottom from the robot army accidentally created by Plankton. A new multiplayer mode will be added and content that was cut from the original game will be added back in.[1][2]

The game was officially revealed by THQ Nordic on June 5, 2019.[1] The game is currently scheduled to be released in 2020.

Gameplay footage was shown at Gamescom 2019, which ran from August 20-August 24.[3]

Plot

The game will follow the same plot as the original. THQ Nordic's announcement featured the following overview: "Are you ready, kids? The cult classic is back, faithfully remade in spongetastic splendor! Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and show the evil Plankton that crime pays even less than Mr. Krabs. Want to save Bikini Bottom from lots of rampant robots? Of course you do! Want to underpants bungee jump? Why wouldn’t you! Want to join forces in a brand new multiplayer mode? The battle is on!"[4]

Development

Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated unfinal concept art

Concept art

According to Gematsu, the game will be "faithfully remade in spongetastic splendor."[4]

THQ Nordic created a Flash-animated teaser trailer to announce the game. In it, SpongeBob wears his helmet from the original Battle for Bikini Bottom and even does the original pose from the box art. The trailer was released alongside a piece of concept artwork, showing shaded artwork of the playable characters: SpongeBob on top of a defeated robot, Patrick eating a throw fruit, and Sandy swinging on her lasso.

Rehydrated will also feature cut content from the original, including a cut boss fight with Robo-Squidward.[1][5]

Changes

  • There is no zoom-in on the characters during major conversation scenes.

Trivia

General

  • This game is the first for many things.
  • Unlike previous PC versions of SpongeBob console video games, which are made by AWE Games, Rehydrated marks the first time that a SpongeBob game on PC that will be the same as the console versions.
  • Heavy Iron Studios, the original developers of this game, said that they are not involved with Rehydrated, but they wish the best of luck to Purple Lamp Studios.
  • On the game's Steam page, the game's minimum and recommended system requirements simply read "I'm ready!" The scheduled release date is "(When) I'm ready!"
  • The box art uses the 2009-2017 version of the SpongeBob SquarePants logo instead of the 2018-present day version of the logo. 
  • On the box art, SpongeBob does the same pose as in original box art except he doesn't wear his army helmet and his left eye is enlarged.
  • On the PS4 and Xbox One covers, the Krusty Krab can be seen in front of the lighthouse, but SpongeBot SteelPants is missing from the background, while on the Nintendo Switch and PC covers, SpongeBot SteelPants can be seen in the background while the Krusty Krab is missing from the shot. This is due to the size of the game cases, as the PS4 and Xbox One cases are wider while the Nintendo Switch cases are taller.
    • Oddly enough, the PC cover is wide enough to fit the Krusty Krab but not tall enough to fit the entirety of SpongeBot SteelPants, only his lower half can be seen on the cover.

Videos

References

Video games (VE)

Themed
Battle for Bikini BottomBattle for Bikini Bottom - RehydratedCreature from the Krusty KrabDrawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants EditionEmployee of the MonthLegend of the Lost SpatulaLights, Camera, Pants!Nighty NightmareOperation Krabby PattyPlankton's Robotic RevengeRevenge of the Flying DutchmanSpongeBob SquigglePantsSpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-OffSpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantisSpongeBob's Boating BashSpongeBob SquarePants Diner DashSpongeBob Diner Dash 2SpongeBob's Surf & Skate RoadtripSpongeBob Moves In!SpongeBob's Truth or SquareSuperSpongeSpongeBob HeroPantsThe SpongeBob SquarePants MovieThe Flying DutchmanThe Yellow AvengerUnderpants Slam!

Crossover
Nicktoons: Attack of the ToybotsNicktoons: Battle for Volcano IslandNickelodeon Kart RacersNickelodeon Party BlastNickelodeon Toon Twister 3-DNicktoons BasketballNicktoons Freeze Frame FrenzyNicktoons MLBNicktoons Movin'Nicktoons RacingNicktoons Unite!Nicktoons Winners Cup RacingSpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom

Other
Bikini Bottom 500Nicktoons Nitro

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