Published from the studio that hosted an AMA on a site banned for child exploitation.
SpongeBob SquarePants Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated

A remake of the old SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom was announced today by THQ Nordic. The publisher said that the remake is called SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated and it is being developed by Purple Lamp Studios.

There isn't too much to go on right now from today's announcement. I assume it's just the old game but given a fresh coat of paint. The original was apparently enjoyed by a fair number of people for some reason, so people seem to be rather hyped for this one.

At the very least it's coming to PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

About This Game
Are you ready, kids? The cult classic is back, faithfully remade in spongetastic splendor! Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and show the evil Plankton that crime pays even less than Mr. Krabs. Want to save Bikini Bottom from lots of rampant robots with your mighty bubbles? Of course you do! Want to underpants bungee jump? Why wouldn't you! Want to join forces in a brand new multiplayer mode? The battle is on!

GAME FEATURES
  • Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and use their unique sets of skills
  • Thwart Plankton's evil plan to rule Bikini Bottom with his army of wacky robots
  • Meet countless characters from the beloved series
REMAKE FEATURES
  • Faithful remake of one of the best SpongeBob games ever created
  • High-end visuals, modern resolutions and carefully polished gameplay
  • Brand new horde mode multiplayer for up to two players, online and splitscreen
  • Restored content that was cut from the original game like the Robo Squidward boss fight and more
Before we get to the reveal trailer, which doesn't show much of anything besides a weird sounding SpongeBob, I would like to take a moment to remind you that THQ Nordic, this game's publisher, hosted an AMA on a website known for embracing child exploitation and child abuse. The site has also been linked to two separate mass murders that include the Christchurch mosque shootings, the Poway synagogue shooting, and the California mosque fire at the Islamic Center of Escondido. In total, all three attacks resulted in 52 people murdered and over 50 more injured.

The site was long ago delisted from Google because of the content that is hosted and discussed there. Nobody responsible for the AMA on that site was fired from THQ, nor were any punishments, if there were any, publicly disclosed.

But hey, judging by the responses to the announcement tweet, nobody seems to give a damn anymore, if they ever did in the first place. As is common with gamers, being mad about a thing goes away in the blink of an eye unless it's about things like Epic Game Store exclusives, or "EA is bad," or how the "SJWs/feminists are ruining video games." I will not be bringing up the THQ AMA again in future news posts.

Here's the trailer. Enjoy.



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