E3 06: Blitz bringing SpongeBob to Wii
British company announced as developer of Wii, PS2, GameCube versions of next SpongeBob SquarePants game.
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Last week, THQ announced its lineup of games based on the properties of Nickelodeon, a cable television network aimed at children. Chief among the games revealed was SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab. Little details have surfaced about the game, but it is known that it will be released on the Wii, PlayStation 2, GameCube, DS, and the Game Boy Advance.
Though scant info on what's in the game has been released, we now know who is behind it. UK-based Blitz Games, located in Leamington Spa, Warkshire, revealed itself as the developer of the console versions of the game. This is the second-announced next-gen game for Blitz following the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game Possession, currently in the works by Volatile Games, a division of Blitz. The developer(s) of the handheld versions of The Creature from the Krusty Krab has not yet been announced.
Fans of the game's porous protagonist will have to wait a bit longer for more gameplay details, as today's announcement kept quiet on what to expect in Creature from the Krusty Krab, merely stating that it offers "brand new gameplay mechanics" and allows gamers to "race, chase, drive, fly, and smash" through the "dream worlds of SpongeBob SquarePants." However, Blitz did confirm that the game will be on show at E3, so fans can expect details next week.
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