THQ Nordic has announced that SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is launching on June 23 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The game was initially announced in the days leading up to E3 2019.
Rehydrated is a remake of the original Battle for Bikini Bottom that released on PS2, Xbox, and GameCube in 2003 (the PC and GBA games were distinctly different.) While the game didn’t review particularly well, it soon became a cult classic and is popular among speedrunning communities.
The remake features “high-end visuals” and “modern resolutions.” There’s also a brand-new Horde mode for up to two players, both online and offline, and some of the original game’s cut content has been restored, such as the Robo Squidward boss fight and more.