For such a small sponge, this Nickelodeon icon has certainly made a big splash in popular culture. SpongeBob SquarePants has been on the air for just over 20 years now, plus a feature film and tons of merchandise. This pineapple house cleaner has also been adapted into a number of video games, but has not achieved the same level of success as his other forms of media. The last time we saw him on our console in a real 3D adventure was with SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated version, is a remake of the old 2003 game of the same name. With the success of that remake, it looks like THQ Nordic is ready to see if they can suck some moisture out of the sponge. this old or not.
As part of their 10th anniversary rollout, THQ Nordic announced that Purple Lamp Studios, the same team, has remodeled Battle for Bikini Bottom, will take on a new adventure starring everyone’s favorite undersea fry chef. This latest game is titled SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake and will take SpongeBob and many familiar friends to all the new locations on their quest. While the announcement was brief, we have some solid information about the new game to get you through. Here’s everything we know about SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake.
No official release date has been given during the announcement process SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake. However, because Purple Lamp Studios can only start working on this game after its release SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated in the summer of 2020 and the trailer has no gameplay, this feels like a game that’s still a long way from being released. Depending on the scope of the game, it could arrive as late as 2022, but 2023 seems like a safer assumption for when the title actually launches.
This is one of the strange points of this game. At the end of the trailer we can see the usual list of consoles and platforms the game will release on, this time including PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. On the other hand, a game like this really makes sense when it comes to the previous generation of consoles, but the reality is that nobody of current generation systems are listed as relevant. Perhaps PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will be added later, especially if development progresses as we think it will. If not, it will at least run through backwards compatibility, but it seems like an odd move two or more years after these consoles come out.
The announcement trailer for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is the return of one of the show’s most iconic and popular episodes. It features all the iconic characters performing a cover of the song “Sweet Victory” as a purple portal opens and sucks SpongeBob and Patrick into various places and times, even transforming them into various forms. different. We also see some purple monsters that will likely act as the main enemies of the game.
The trailer revolves around different areas and shows SpongeBob wearing various themed outfits before ending without too much dialogue or text beyond the title. Thankfully, more details have been shared after the trailer from THQ Nordic to give us more details on what to expect.
The plot of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake revolves around SpongeBob and Patrick meeting a fortune teller named Kassandra, who gave them Tears of the Mermaid. These can fulfill the wishes of anyone with a pure heart. The pair, too excited at the prospect of their wishes being granted, end up making a series of wishes that begin to tear apart time and space. This leads to portals opening up that take them to strange and strange places as they try to save Bikini Bottom and its inhabitants.
Based on the trailer, we can expect to visit worlds themed around different time periods including prehistoric cavemen, knights, and two confirmed worlds, called is Wishworlds, is Wild West Jellyfish Fields and Halloween Rock Bottom. The soundtrack will also include a whopping 101 songs, including the trailer’s “Sweet Victory”.
Finally, even though the trailer doesn’t feature any of them, we’ve received confirmation that all the characters in the game will be voiced by their original voice actors. Of them, so far we’ve seen SpongeBob, Patrick, Plankton, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward, Mrs. Puff and the Flying Dutchman.
The trailer is purely cinematic, but again, some details about the gameplay were revealed later. According to THQ Nordic, the game will be another 3D platformer like SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom. They specifically point out that old and new platform abilities will be in the game, such as Fishing Rope and Kick Karate. SpongeBob will also appear in more than 30 “FUNtastic” skins, such as SnailBob and SpongeGar as featured in the trailer, and we can assume cowboy and knight outfits will be included here, even Maybe even a marching band outfit.
There will be a total of seven Wishworlds, two of which we have already indicated, with five more to be revealed. Whether these levels will be revisited with new moves and abilities, perhaps a lightweight Metroidvania system, or if they will be strictly linear remains unknown. Aside from it being just a 3D platformer, we don’t even know if it follows the same development style of the collection as Battle for Bikini Bottom, one in two. Based on the team’s experience with that game, and it’s probably the most popular SpongeBob game, it makes sense for them to follow that recipe here.
There is little reason to think multiplayer will be included SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, at least one major feature. SpongeBob will have his best friend Patrick, now transformed into a balloon, with him for the entire adventure, but that seems to be more for dialog reasons than a character. can play second. On the other hand – and this is a phase based on almost nothing – we can see there are some multiplayer modes where you play the mini-games included in the campaign. Until we even see this game in action, there’s no way to tell if there’s a multiplayer pack or not.
Likewise, DLC is another area where we can’t do anything but guess right now. We want to hope this game comes out as a complete package, as it makes the most sense if it follows the same formula as Battle for Bikini Bottom, but who knows. Looks like they’ve got a full game, assuming the seven worlds aren’t too short and the story ends at the end.
This will take some time to finish cooking, so be prepared to wait at least until next year to hear any details on pre-orders, if not longer. Hopefully, by the time pre-orders go up, we can add the current generation console to the platform list, but either way we’ll keep you updated on all options. choose your pre-order for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake as soon as they are published.