Writer HandyGames declares a cellular port of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Backside – Rehydrated will likely be out there later this month.
Final yr, developer Purple Lamp Studios and writer THQ Nordic introduced again a cult-classic Nickelodeon 3D platformer on fashionable consoles with SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Backside – Rehydrated. The Battle for Bikini Backside remake was obtained pretty properly by followers regardless of its lackluster evaluations, however now half a yr later it’ll have one other probability to blow folks away with a launch on Android and iOS gadgets.
Writer HandyGames, a subsidiary of THQ Nordic and its mother or father firm Embracer Group, introduced immediately it is going to be releasing a cellular port of Battle for Bikini Backside – Rehydrated on January 21. The 2003 unique did have a Sport Boy Advance model alongside its GameCube, PS2, and Xbox launch, however this marks the primary time the fan-favorite SpongeBob SquarePants platformer will likely be out there on the go with out being recreated as a 2D sidescroller.
This cellular port is a “premium title” that won’t function microtransactions or “any hidden paywalls,” in response to the outline of a trailer launched on YouTube immediately by HandyGames. There have been different SpongeBob cellular video games launched prior to now, resembling Apple Arcade’s platform runner SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit, however variations of Battle for Bikini Backside on the App Retailer and Google Play Retailer can be found to pre-order now for $eight.99.
Given the primary recreation retails for $29.99 on storefronts like Steam, it stays to be seen whether or not something has been reduce for the cellular model to justify its substantial worth drop. HandyGames guarantees the “full recreation” in its YouTube trailer description, and on Twitter the developer mentioned there will likely be no adverts or information assortment. Regardless of this, some are skeptical, citing the remake’s efficiency points on Change.
That is what we provide for lots of superior video games. No IAP, F2P, adverts or information assortment.
— HandyGames (@handy_games) January 2, 2021
One other main promoting level, in response to HandyGames’ Twitter account, is that this model is not going to want an web connection, in contrast to the Battle for Bikini Backside – Rehydrated Stadia launch from December 2020. The sport’s availability on the App Retailer beginning January 21 may even let gamers benefit from the expertise by way of Apple TV, that means SpongeBob followers can get their repair on all kinds of platforms.
Whether or not or not the sport’s cellular port exceeds expectations set by its main console and PC launch final yr must be seen later this month. Nevertheless, the guarantees made counsel this may very well be a doubtlessly nice launch for youths, which ought to additional prime audiences for the discharge of SpongeBob SquarePants’ Kamp Koral spin-off later this yr.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Backside – Rehydrated is out there now for PC, PS4, Stadia, Change, and Xbox One, with a cellular port releasing January 21, 2021.
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Sources: HandyGames, App Retailer, Steam
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