SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom was released in 2003, and although reviews were mixed, the game got enough of a cult feel to receive a remake last year. The ‘Rehydrated’ version is already available on all major consoles and PCs, but now a mobile port is on the way thanks to developer HandyGames.
Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated was developed by Purple Lamp Studios and released by THQ Nordic, but the mobile version is made by another THQ studio, HandyGames. A trailer is available showing game footage taken from an unknown phone, and it looks pretty close to the PC and console versions. The game costs $ 9.99 with no in-app purchases or ads, and the description for the trailer states that controllers will be supported.
HandyGames confirmed in a tweet that multiplayer mode is not present, but in addition that it should follow the Rehydrated version closely on other platforms. Fight for Bikini Bottom quests to collect items and defeat robots that have invaded Bikini Bottom (home of SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends), while also navigating 3D platforming sections and various puzzles. The remake is currently at 69/100 on Metacritic (for the PC version).
The Android version is available for pre-registration now in the Google Play Store. It was to arrive on 21 January.