A cult-classic game from the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube era is soon coming to modern consoles–yes, we’re obviously talking about SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, a remake of the 2003 3D platformer based on the popular cartoon. THQ Nordic finally revealed a release date for the game, which is set to launch June 23 on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, so it won’t be long before fans can return to the oceanic town of Bikini Bottom, reimagined with vibrant visuals.
First revealed ahead of E3 2019, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated follows SpongeBob and his friends Patrick and Sandy as they work to save Bikini Bottom from the evil Plankton and his horde of robots. SpongeBob and team must make their way through various platforming levels, avoiding hazards, collecting items, and battling wacky robots. While the original game was single-player only, the remake adds a new horde multiplayer mode (online and split-screen); it also includes original content that was cut from the original, like the Robo Squidward boss fight.
The original game received mixed reviews and currently holds an overall score of 71 on Metacritic (with an 8.3 user score), but it’s since developed a cult following, and it’s a favorite within the speedrunning community.