New details on SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated's multiplayer mode revealed

More favorites join the action

Some new details on the Horde mode in SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated! have been leaked from PAX East. Check out the round-up of info below.

- Squidward, Plankton, and Mr. Krabs will also be playable in the Horde mode (SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy were previously confirmed)
- there will be multiple different arenas
- Horde mode puts two players up against waves of robots, and then you square off with robot Squidward

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated - PAX East gameplay

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.

Beware Boston, THQ Nordic is coming to town! Meet us at PAX East!


THQ Nordic is shipping up for Boston and has four games on board. Visit us at PAX East from February 27th until March 1st, Booth Number #16233 and play our games there:

SpongeBob SquarePants Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated will be playable for the first time in the US. Try to make the Jellyfish Fields safe again and help SpongeBob to smash a bunch of robots!

Desperados III - The winner of the "Best Strategy Game" award at gamescom 2019 and nominee for "Best Strategy Game" at E3 2019 is waiting for anyone who loves real-time tactics games and wants to check what Mimimi Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Shadow Tactics, are up to with their upcoming title.

Destroy All Humans! You think we are alone in the universe and there is no alien race preparing to invade earth? Well, you're WRONG! Play as Crypto-137 of the Furon Empire and travel to the flaming fifties and burn some humans with your Disintegrator Ray.

Darksiders Genesis was recently released on consoles and is now available for PC, Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One™ - and you can check it out at our booth and play it solo or in local co-op. Pass by and smash some demons!

THQ Nordic discusses the delicate balancing act of updating SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom for today's consoles

Mixing old with new

THQ Nordic is hard at work on SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, a revamp of the classic GameCube game. Updating such a beloved title can be a dangerous thing, as you don't want to mess with the memories people have. In an interview with Epic, THQ Nordic Producer Martin Kreuch explains how the team is carefully going about things.

It was very important for us to keep the abundance of distinct gameplay moments in Battle for Bikini Bottom, which is still one of the most varied platformers out there. Each level has a distinct look and feel, and often adds some unique gameplay mechanics to support this. You have three playable characters–SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy–each with a unique set of skills. Other than that, the biggest challenge was simply to do justice to both one of the greatest animated series ever and arguably the best game based on the franchise.

Since the original game is still very fun to play, we focused on the details that would make it feel like a modern console game. This involved tweaking the camera, the movement, and dialogue animations, and implementing a lot of ease-of-use features, like [including] a modern saving system, for example.

Darksiders Genesis 'Switch VS PC' Comparison and Tech Analysis

Wondering how well the Switch version of Darksiders Genesis stacks up to the PC version? Take a look at the video above for a direct comparison.

Darksiders Genesis - Switch gameplay

DARKSIDERS GENESIS is an action/adventure that tears its way through Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of DARKSIDERS before the events of the original game. Furthermore, it introduces the fourth and last horseman STRIFE, as well as Co-op gameplay for the first time in the history of the franchise.

Darksiders Genesis launches worldwide on Feb. 14th, 2020

Embrace the Darkside

THQ Nordic and Airship Syndicate today announced the release of the highly anticipated Darksiders Genesis on PlayStation®, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch™, coming tomorrow, February 14th. Darksiders Genesis, also available for PC and Google Stadia, is the first top-down action adventure in Darksiders franchise history and features couch and online co-op play with horsemen WAR and STRIFE (SRP: $39.99, €39.99, £39.99).

Japan First: the land of the rising sun will be the first to get Darksiders Genesis online: in approximately one hour, gamers in Japan will be able to download the game already.

In Darksiders Genesis, STRIFE can battle alongside his brother and fellow horseman WAR in the first ever Darksiders two-player co-op mode. Solo players will be able to alternate between STRIFE and WAR on the fly, taking advantage of STRIFE’s ranged and WAR’s melee style attacks. In addition, gameplay includes combat atop both horsemen’s fabled steeds: RAMPAGE and MAYHEM. Darksiders Genesis also features the introduction of Creature Cores, a combat system that empowers players to customize their own upgrade system fueled by the enemies they defeat. #togetherthroughhell #GunsNHorses #notalone

Darksiders Genesis is available for PC worldwide now. SRP: $29.99, €29.99, £26.99 | Stadia SRP: $39.99, €39.99, £34.99.

Darksiders Genesis is scheduled for release on PlayStation®4, the Xbox® One and on Nintendo Switch™ on February 14, 2020.

About Darksiders Genesis

Darksiders Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of DARKSIDERS before the events of the original game. Furthermore, it introduces the fourth and last horseman STRIFE, as well as Co-op gameplay for the first time in the history of the franchise.


Explore the epic world of Darksiders and wreak havoc with a friend in two-player cooperative mode (couch or online)
Blast angels and demons as the gunslinging Horseman Strife, playable for the first time
Swap between the powerful swordsman War and Strife instantly in frenetic, single-player gameplay
Experience a brand new story campaign that takes place before the original Darksiders, exploring the origin of the Seven Seals
Grow in strength and power as you collect items, abilities, weapon enhancements, creature cores and more

For more information about Darksiders Genesis please visit the official website: www.darksiders.com or follow Darksiders on Twitter for the latest news and updates @darksiders.

Saints Row movie writer gives a progress update on the film

An 'insane film franchise'

Its an exciting time for Saint Row fans. Saints Row IV Re-Elected is coming to the Switch in the near future, and a Saints Row movie is in the works. Wondering how that movie is coming along? Writer Greg Russo had the following to share on Twitter.

"Had a great writing session yesterday with the master, F. Gary Gray. We want to make Saints the next insane film franchise. LOT of love going into this. Hopefully more news soon...it's a good time to be a Saints fan.

Saints Row IV Re-Elected European cover art revealed, game will include 25 DLC packs

A second term on Switch

Deep Silver today confirm that Saints Row®:IV™- Re-Elected™ will be available for the Nintendo Switch™ on 27 March 2020 and pre orders are now open.

The Nintendo Switch™ version of the critically acclaimed Saints Row IV comes with a massive 25 pieces of DLC. Saints Row fans who pre order the boxed edition from participating retailers will also get an awesome Saints Row Presidential Pin Badge Set *.

You are the President of the United States of America, and you must save all of us on Earth. The Boss of the Saints has been elected to the Presidency of the United States, but the Saints are just getting started.

After a catastrophic alien invasion of Earth, led by the evil Overlord Zinyak, the Saints have been transported to a bizarro-Steelport simulation. With homies new and old at their side, and an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons, they must fight to free humanity from alien granddaddy Zinyak’s mental grasp.

The Saints have gone from the crackhouse to the Penthouse, to The White House – but now it’s up to you to free the world from Zinyak and his alien empire, saving the world in the wildest open world game ever, playable for the first time on Nintendo Switch™.

Key Features:
· The American Dream – Play as the President of the United States in a wild story that spans countries, time, and space. It’s up to you to free the world, now for the first time on Nintendo Switch™.

· Super Hero-in-Chief – Leap over buildings. Kill people with your mind. Run through tanks. Those are just some of the powers on offer that you can wield in your quest.

· Alien Toys of Destruction - Wield an impressive array of alien vehicles and weapons. The Inflato-Ray, the Polarizer, the Disintegrator, and many more are all are yours to utilize.

· Custom Weapons, Custom Mayhem – You’ve customized your character. You’ve customized your clothes. Now you also have a powerful weapon customization system.

· Dynamic Duo - Seamless drop-in, drop-out co-op, a Saints Row standard, improved. The only thing better than one malicious super powered President is two!

· Fully Re-Elected – Saints Row IV Re-Elected contains an impressive 25 DLC Packs, including the Dubstep Gun (Remix) Pack, the Presidential Pack, the Commander-In-Chief Pack, and two celebrated episodic story expansions: Enter The Dominatrix and How The Saints Save Christmas.

For more information on Saints Row®:IV™- Re-Elected™ on Nintendo Switch™ head over to www.saintsrow.com

THQ Nordic not ready to confirm SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated's release date just yet


The other day, Nintendo put out an infographic featuring release dates for a number of Switch titles. Included on that list was SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, which was given a May 22nd, 2020 release. There's only one problem with that. THQ Nordic is yet to announce a date.

This posting from Nintendo was brought up to THQ Nordic, and they've responded with a non-answer. Check out the response in full below, courtesy of Gematsu.

We're keen on getting Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated into the eagerly waiting hands of the fans as soon as possible. However, we've asked our magic conch shell when we should release it, and are still awaiting its command. We'll let you know once it has spoken.


Today's VIP

edwinlatorre9's avatar
Joined: March 2016

Social Services