New SpongeBob SquarePants Game Announced at THQ Nordic Showcase

New SpongeBob SquarePants Game

There’s exciting news for the SpongeBob SquarePants fans out there, as a new game based on the beloved cartoon was announced today. THQ Nordic just announced the game at its 10th anniversary showcase. This celebrated a decade since THQ changed branding and reinvented itself after financial trouble. The game’s title is SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake. We’ve got all the details you need to know.

SpongeBob: The Cosmic Shake Revealed at THQ Nordic event

New SpongeBob SquarePants Game

Yes, there’s a new SpongeBob game on the way, subtitled The Cosmic Shake. THQ announced the game via a wacky cinematic trailer. It opens with the iconic scene of SpongeBob, Patrick and co. performing at the Super Bowl. From there, it’s a greatest-hits of some of the show’s most iconic moments, including SpongeBob’s karate duel against Sandy. As such, it seems like The Cosmic Shake will be a dimension-hopping trip through all the best SpongeBob moments.

That’s the official word from THQ Nordic, whose website contains much more information about the game. It’ll be a varied platformer, with seven playable worlds to explore. The Cosmic Shake will be a love letter to SpongeBob fans, with over thirty unique costumes for SpongeBob and Patrick. It seems like you’ll only be able to play as the beloved sponge, while his starfish best-friend will be a permanent companion to provide plenty of witty one-liners. That’s unlike the recent Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated remaster, which did contain some co-op elements.

Plot-wise, The Cosmic Shake explores a scenario where SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally tear apart the fabric of time, opening the multiverse. You’ll play through the show’s greatest moments, making it essential for fans of the cartoon.

Currently, there’s no news on when SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will come out. The reveal trailer doesn’t contain a release date, but confirms it’ll come out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. If the cinematic is anything to go by, this will be a must-play for SpongeBob fans.

Luke Hinton

Luke Hinton

Luke Hinton is a freelance culture journalist living in Cardiff, Wales. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism, Media and Communications, and currently balances his freelancing work with postgraduate studies. He specialises in film, TV and entertainment writing.