No one could’ve predicted it, but yesterday, THQ Nordic revealed SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, a remaster of the PlayStation 2 platformer. The game has a bit of a cult hit status, as fans of the cartoon series hold it in high regard. While we were quick to assume this would be a simple resolution bump, it’s starting to sound like there could be a little more to it than that.
On the game’s Steam page, THQ Nordic describes the game as a “faithful remake” of the original, with “high-end visuals, modern resolutions and carefully polished gameplay”. As hinted at in the reveal teaser’s video description, Rehydrated will include multiplayer. This comes in the form of a co-op horde mode for two players, either online or local. Even more interesting is the promise of restored cut content from the original release, such as the “Robo Squidward boss fight”.
It might be an odd choice of game to bring back, but it looks like Purple Lamp Studios is putting in a decent effort. Are you looking forward to playing Battle for Bikini Bottom on PS4 next year? Is mayonnaise an instrument? Hibernate until release in the comments below.