The release date for Spongebob Squarepants: Battle For Bikini Bottom
Rehydrated has been revealed, and it’s coming on June 23.THQ Nordic announced the date in a “pre-hydrated” trailer, which features new gameplay footage of Spongebob, Patrick, and Sandy-based levels as well, as some of the boss fights in the game. It also features a quick look at the game’s new multiplayer which seems to be wave-based arena-like battles featuring PvE elements.
This release date comes after an infographic released by Nintendo in January seemingly revealed a May release date
for Spongebob Squarepants: Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated. That infographic, which featured the release dates of many upcoming Nintendo Switch titles, highlighted a May 22 release date for this Spongebob game. THQ Nordic told IGN at the time that a release date for the game was not known, confirming that the May 22 release date was not real.
Oddly enough, May 22 was originally the release date for the upcoming The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run, which features a Keanu Reeves cameo. That movie’s release was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic though and is now set for release on July 31, 2020.If you’re interested in Spongebob Squarepants: Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, check out the special editions of the game available for preorder. The game is currently only available for pre-order on PC and Xbox One, according to the description of the trailer released today. PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch pre-orders will go live at a later date. For more gameplay, here’s 12 minutes of gameplay from Gamescom 2019.
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