SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated multiplayer details have emerged from PAX East. YouTuber RidersDX recently got to check out a press demo at the conference, where he learned a bit about new modes and characters coming in the remake. Check out his video below, or read on for a quicker summary of the day’s reveals.
The key discoveries from the PAX demo include SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated‘s multiplayer horde mode where two players team up against wave after wave of increasingly challenging enemies, and three new characters. In the new multiplayer mode, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, and Squidward will join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on the roster, for a total ensemble of six.
Horde Mode also makes good on THQ Nordic’s promise to restore cut content from the original game. Once you’ve scrapped a few rounds of robots, you and your buddy face off against Robot Squidward, a boss who was originally planned for the PS2 version of Battle for Bikini Bottom, but for whatever reason was removed from the game’s final build. There’s no word yet on whether or not this new boss is exclusive to multiplayer mode, or if he has also been worked into the single-player experience.
SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated still doesn’t have a confirmed release date, though Nintendo may have mistakenly let it slip last month. Officially, though, the game and its behemoth collector’s edition are targeting a summer release, and many like myself absolutely cannot wait for a chance to relive this childhood favorite.