Manufacturer Mattel, publisher Koch Media, and developer Milestone have, ahem, unleashed SpongeBob Racing Season on Hot Wheels Unleashed, which is active between January 20 and March 29. It introduces many new free and premium digital items to the game that are obtained through completing challenges exclusive to this season. Particularly, Hot Wheels Unleashed SpongeBob Racing Season offers up vehicles for SpongeBob SquarePants, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward, Plankton, Mr. Krabs, and Patrick, which you can see in action in a new trailer.
It’s a weirdly good time to be a lover of video games and SpongeBob SquarePants, with the lucrative revival of Battle for Bikini Bottom and a brand new game, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, on the way to Switch and other platforms. You might as well go revving in some Hot Wheels inspired by the franchise too, for good measure.
Prior to Hot Wheels Unleashed SpongeBob Racing Season, the major in-game season was DC Super-Villains Racing Season, which had the associated Batman Expansion DLC. That season had brought vehicles for Bane, The Cheetah, Poison Ivy, Black Manta, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn, and the DLC further added a Career Map inspired by Gotham City and a “The Batcave” environment.
Batman and SpongeBob are big IPs, so it will be intriguing to see what Mattel, Milestone, and Koch Media dig up for the next season.