SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated Release Date Announced

The remake of the 2003 cult classic is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.


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.

Pre-orders are now available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Two special editions of the game have been announced as well. The Shiny Edition includes an 8-inch SpongeBob figurine with a golden spatula and flexible tongue, wall stickers, six lithographs, SpongeBob SquarePants tennis socks, and, of course, the game itself.

The F.U.N. Edition, meanwhile, includes the same 8-inch SpongeBob figurine with golden spatula and flexible tongue, a 7-inch figurine of Patrick, a Sandy 8-inch figurine, wall stickers, a set of Tiki keyrings, six lithographs, SpongeBob SquarePants tennis socks, and the game. You can check out both special editions below.

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