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17 more titles hitting the Switch eShop in Japan on August 20th

What's new this week in Japan?

17 new titles have arrived on Japanese eShop this week (August 20th, 2020). Check out the entire lineup below to see the titles, prices, file sizes, publishers, and eShop links!

Chinese Parents
Price: ¥1,280 (¥1,152 until August 26th)
Release date: August 20th
File size: 881MB
Publisher: PLAYISM

Fight Crab
Price: ¥2,400
Release date: August 20th
File size: 747MB
Publisher: Karappa Games

CROSS†CHANNEL ~For all people~
Price: ¥5,980 (¥3,980 until September 1st)
Release date: August 20th
File size: 2.2GB
Publisher: register

Gleamlight
Price: ¥1,980
Release date: August 20th
File size: 857MB
Publisher: D3 Publisher

Cupid Parasite
Price: ¥7,150
Release date: August 20th
File size: 6.9GB
Publisher: Idea Factory

Rock of Ages: Make & Break
Price: ¥3,740
Release date: August 20th
File size: 2.4GB
Publisher: 3goo

Kwaidan ~Azuma Manor Story~
Price: ¥2,500
Release date: August 20th
File size: 304MB
Publisher: Rainy Frog

Outbuddies DX
Price: ¥2,200
Release date: August 20th
File size: 542MB
Publisher: Chorus Worldwide

EARTHLOCK
Price: ¥3,300
Release date: August 20th
File size: 4.1GB
Publisher: Snowcastle Games

Boomerang Fu
Price: ¥1,500
Release date: August 20th
File size: 442MB
Publisher: Fly High Works

Kawaii Deathu Desu
Price: ¥500 (¥400 until September 9th)
Release date: August 20th
File size: 477MB
Publisher: eastasiasoft

Journey to the Savage Planet
Price: ¥4,950
Release date: August 20th
File size: 2.2GB
Publisher: H2 INTERACTIVE

Zero Strain
Price: ¥1,000 (¥800 until September 9th)
Release date: August 20th
File size: 788MB
Publisher: eastasiasoft

SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated
Price: ¥3,740
Release date: August 20th
File size: 6.3GB
Publisher: THQ Nordic Japan

Arcade Archives: TRIGON
Price: ¥838
Release date: August 20th
File size: 91.0MB
Publisher: hamster

G-MODE Archives 12
Price: ¥500 (¥390 until September 23rd)
Release date: August 20th
File size: 102MB
Publisher: G-mode

Ultra Hat Dimension
Price: ¥500 (¥400 until September 3rd)
Release date: August 20th
File size: 89MB
Publisher: Rata Laika Games

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated hits 1 million units sold

Making a splash

Looks like THQ Nordic's decision to remake SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom was an excellent idea. According to Embracer Group CEO Lars Wingefors, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated! has already sold over 1 million units since its launch on June 23rd, 2020. It seems the title managed to cross the 1 million mark sometime in July.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated updated to Version 1.0.3

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated has been updated to Version 1.0.3. Check out the full patch notes below.

- Fixed an issue where diagonal movement on joycons made SpongeBob move too slowly
- Implemented a fix to minimize the chance of corrupted save games
- Added the option to replay Robo-Bosses after their first defeat
- The music in the multiplayer mode now cycles randomly through the full soundtrack
- Added more concept art to the Theater
- Fixed a bug where the game crashed when enemies targeted the player
- Fixed an exploit in Kelp Forest
- Fixed a bug where physics in combination with Tikis caused a black screen
- Fixed a bug where the spatula count in game was different to the one in the save game
- Fixed an issue where you could not complete the master shutdown button in Mermalair
- Fixed an issue where the ball from the tutorial would not spawn again
- Fixed an issue where the game could crash if you triggered a button during the loading screen
- Balanced the seesaw mesa in Jellyfish Fields
- Fixed a bug, where the power crystals were not counted correctly
- Fixed a bug where you could travel to locked locations on the map
- Fixed some achievement unlocking issues
- Reduced the amount of shinies needed to buy spatulas from Mr. Krabs

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated patch in the works

A laundry list of fixes

THQ Nordic has revealed that a patch is being worked on for SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated. THQ Nordic is hoping to have this release on Switch sometime in the next 10 days. When it goes live, we'll be sure to let you know. For now, check out the patch notes below.

- Implemented a fix to minimize the chance of corrupted save games
- Added the option to replay Robo-Bosses after their first defeat
- The music in the multiplayer mode now cycles randomly through the full soundtrack
- Added more concept art to the Theater
- Reduced the amount of shinies needed to buy spatulas from Mr. Krabs
- Fixed an exploit in Kelp Forest
- Fixed a bug where physics in combination with Tikis caused a black screen
- Fixed a bug where the spatula count in game was different to the one in the save game
- Fixed an issue where you could not complete the master shutdown button in Mermalair
- Fixed an issue where the ball from the tutorial would not spawn again
- Fixed an issue where the game could crash if you triggered a button during the loading screen
- Balanced the seesaw mesa in Jellyfish Fields
- Fixed a bug, where the power crystals were not counted correctly
- Fixed a bug where you could travel to locked locations on the map
- Fixed some achievement unlocking issues
- Fixed a bug where the game crashed when enemies targeted the player

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated releases in Japan on Aug. 20th, 2020

Soak it up

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated was originally slated to hit the Switch in Japan on Aug. 4th, 2020, but THQ Nordic ended up delaying the game at the last minute. While no explanation of the delay was given, we thankfully know the new release date.

THQ Nordic has confirmed that SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated will launch in Japan on Aug. 20th, 2020. This includes both the retail and digital release.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated delayed in Japan

Bogged down

THQ Nordic has announced that SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is now delayed in Japan. The original plan was to have the game launch on August 4th, 2020, but that's no longer the case. THQ Nordic did not share a new date, nor did they explain the delay.

Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated - 'Shiny' and 'F.U.N.' editions see deep discounts

Don't miss these huge deals!

Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated hasn't been out for too long, but the special editions of the games are already seeing some deep discounts on Amazon.

The Shiny Edition, which was originally priced at $149.99, is now $50 off. The $299.99 F.U.N. Edition has also seen a $100 discount. No word on how long these deals are going to last, so don't wait too soon!

Son of a Glitch: Spongebob Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated Glitches

In this glitch packed episode we check out the buggier side of Spongebob Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, the remake of a beloved classic. Frankly, the game became more and more broken during the making of this, so may have to revisit it, and of course, the original!

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated update now available

Are you ready, kids?

It appears that THQ has released a new update for SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated on Switch. Unfortunately, we don't have a version number or patch notes. We do have comments from those who have updated their game, and it seems the resolution might have gotten a bump. That goes for both handheld and docked. Hopefully we'll get full patch notes soon, which we'll make sure to add to this post.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom 'Accolades' trailer released

This isn't your average everyday Accolades Trailer. This is an... ADVANCED Accolades Trailer!

Three weeks ago, we released SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated and not only did the game get (mostly) spongetastic reviews from press and critics, the community feedback was better than we could have hoped for!

Shout out to Mattybro54, Jaredchin, DoctorB, lukak, RonJohnson, Superprohero, Acealen, Ja_Krispie and everyone else in this amazing community!

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