Saturday, August 13, 2022

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake | Showcase Trailer 2022 | THQ Nordic

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake | Showcase Trailer 2022 | THQ Nordic

SpongeBob and his buddy Balloon-Patrick are ready for a new adventure! 

Travel to the Prehistoric Kelp Forest, Wild West Jellyfish Fields and more in this new trailer for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake!

The story-driven trailer featuring tons of brand new gameplay for SpongeBob: The Cosmic Shake dives into new story details, where a mysterious fortune teller Kassandra grants SpongeBob and Patrick wishes, and the two buddies unintentionally open up portals to strange Wishworlds. When SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake releases, it'll be available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

According to retailers Cultura and ShopToSpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will reportedly be released on January 24th, 2023, however, this is yet to be confirmed.

Notes from the THQ Nordic Digital Showcase 2022:

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will feature the voice cast of SpongeBob!

- A South Park game was teased!

SpongeBob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake announced

Brand new spiritual sequel to fan-favorite remake Battle For Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated.

Martin Kreuch, Senior Producer, THQ Nordic

Are you ready, kids? SpongeBob returns to the screen in a new fantastic adventure! SpongeBob and Patrick are traveling to a multitude of different Wishworlds, each with its very own setting and rules, like the Wild West Jellyfish Fields or the Halloween Rock Bottom. On the THQ Nordic Showcase we just revealed gameplay for the first time.

What was the elevator pitch for the game?

Let’s create a brand new spiritual sequel to our fan-favorite remake Battle For Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated. A 3D platformer focused on themed worlds, funky costumes and the buddy banter between SpongeBob and Patrick. Focusing on SpongeBob, as he travels the Wild West, medieval or prehistoric times and more, was always at the core of the game vision. And the idea of having Patrick be your constant companion, in the form of a cute Balloon, was also there right from the very beginning.

Was it always certain a sequel was on the cards?

Greenlighting a new project in the world of SpongeBob is a collaborative process with our very supportive friends at Nickelodeon, who know the franchise in and out and make the final call. Ultimately the success of Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated, and the passionate support of its fans is what allowed us to send SpongeBob and Patrick on another great adventure!   

How does the game evolve or change the gameplay from the previous title?

Battle For Bikini Bottom had three playable characters: SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy. Each with one or more special abilities. For The Cosmic Shake we decided to focus on SpongeBob and giving him a lot of new abilities, like a flying karate kick or being able to roll around on big rocks. Unlocking dozens of cult classic costumes for SpongeBob is also for the first time a core focus in a SpongeBob game. Whether you want to run around as a knight in shiny armor or just in your underpants: it’s up to you!

And last but not least, the themed worlds. SpongeBob inadvertently messes with the very fabric of the universe, when playing with a vial of wish-fulfilling Mermaid’s Tears. As a result Patrick is turned into a balloon, and our heroes have to travel to weird Wishworlds to bring back their friends and restore Bikini Bottom. Whether it’s bringing back Sandy from a karate-movie themed Downtown Bikini Bottom or rescuing Pearl from the medieval Sulfur Fields… every world is unique and has its own distinct story.     

Can you describe the gameplay levels that you can see in the showcase trailer?

In the trailer you get a first look at multiple worlds that SpongeBob and Patrick travel to in the game. It starts with the boss fight against a giant Gary in Halloween Rock Bottom. Then we join our heroes searching for Squidward in the Prehistoric Kelp Forest. That leads us straight into some funky kah-rah-tay action in Downtown Bikini Bottom. And finally we get a first glimpse at the Wild West Jellyfish Fields.

We hope you enjoyed these Embark on this brand-new 3D platformer, coming to PlayStation 4 and playable on PlayStation 5.

Watch SpongeBob SquarePants and The Patrick Star Show on Nickelodeon, and 200 episodes of SpongeBobThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The RunKamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The SpongeBob Musical on Paramount+! Try it FREE at

Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!

CALLING ALL GOOFY GOOBERS! (ROCK!) Are ya ready for a deep dive into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants? The SpongeBob YouTube channel is THE PLACE for all fan-favorite SpongeBob moments! We’re serving up everything from legendary scenes to remixes of classic songs to deep dives into Bikini Bottom lore. Be sure to check back every week for Music Mondays, Wumbo Wednesdays, and Flashback Fridays! Subscribe now at!

Shop SpongeBob!: - SpongeBob face masks now available, with ALL proceeds going to charity!

Originally published: August 12, 2022 at 20:50 BST.

Additional sources: eXputer, My Nintendo News, IGN.

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Nickelodeon Cancels NickFest Music Festival

Nickelodeon has announced that the first ever NickFest has sadly been canceled.

Nickelodeon‘s first music festival, which was to take place October 22nd and October 23rd will no longer be happening. The festival’s reasoning for canceling is due to market conditions.

“Although we were very excited to bring the Nickelodeon brand experience to you through a music festival, we made the difficult decision to cancel after giving significant thought to the challenges facing families today,” they shared in a statement.

MONSTA X, Dixie D’Amelio, Joshua Bassett, That Girl Lay Lay, Young Dylan, Good NEWZ Girls, Olivia O’Brien, The Kid LAROI and more were all set to take the stage that weekend. NickFest was also going to showcase one-of-a-kind immersive experiences, rides and other interactive activities featuring the brand’s most beloved shows and characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Nickelodeon Slime.

Nick fans who purchased tickets already need not to worry, as “all current ticket holders will be issued a full refund at their point of purchase.”

They also note that if you have any questions about your refund, to reach out to TIXR.

There's currently no word on whether NickFest will be held in 2023.

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Originally published: July 12, 2022 at 22.54 BST.

Original source: Just Jared Jr.

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Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

Read more Rugrats comic strips!:

More Nick: Paramount+ Renews 'Rugrats' For Season 3; Season 2 to Premiere in 2023!

Originally published: August 03, 2022.

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Tom Kenny and Steve Burns To Attend L.A. Comic Con 2022

Two Nickelodeon icons will be heading to L.A. Comic Con 2022!

Los Angeles Comic Con has announced that Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, and Steve Burns, the OG host of Blue's Clues will be guests at this year's festival!

Both Kenny and Burns will both be appearing at the event on Saturday, December 3 and will be taking part in autograph sessions and photo ops. Burns will also Main Stage panel.

L.A. Comic Con 2022 will be taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center between December 2-4, 2022. For more information and to purchase tickets, autograph session places and photo ops, visit

Kids 6 and under can attend Los Angeles Comic Con for free. Please note that while entry is free, every kid attending still needs a ticket, and all kids tickets must be purchased with an adult ticket – Just select a “Kids Pass” at checkout. L.A. Comic Con is also offering a special Weekend Pass deal for kids age 7-12 — only $20.

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Originally published: August 13, 2022.

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Marvel's 'Champions #9' Pays Tribute To 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'

Avatar: The Last Airbender's Aang is a hero of true spirit and hope, and with one panel Marvel showed fans that he is also a role model for some of its youngest heroes.

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The adventures of Aang in Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender inspired a generation of kids, and Marvel Comics has confirmed that some of those kids grew up to be superheroes, including the Champions. Ms. Marvel and her team are proven to be big fans of the show, which is fitting because their upbeat and optimistic attitude perfectly emulates that of Aang himself.

Thanks to the second superhero Civil War, the public and others began to loose faith in the world's heroes and their methods. Being disillusioned themselves with the attitudes and actions of the older heroes Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, and Nova resigned their positions with the Avengers, and along with Viv Vision and Amadeus Cho, formed a new group. Last to join was a young time displaced Scott Summers who was dealing with his own issues of disillusionment at the reality of his future self. After their first mission, the team went viral and were dubbed the Champions by the internet, with Ms. Marvel promising that their mission was to create a better tomorrow through hope and wisdom rather than through force.

In Champions #9 by Danny Lore, Vita Ayala, and Luciano Vecchio, it is revealed that in their off time the team of young heroes watches reruns of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It is a fitting show for the Champions, as their mission statement closely resembles that of the main character Aang. Die-hard fans know that Aang is an emotionally intelligent, ethically wise, and eternally optimistic role model, despite living in a world of war and morally grey characters. He is a hero worth mimicking, and with this small inclusion Marvel seems to be saying that at least some of its heroes are taking cues from the twelve-year-old Airbender. Though the name of the cartoon is never spoken it is all but implied in the panel. Nova mentions "cactus juice" and the dialogue from the TV is specifically the lyrics of the "Secret Tunnel" song from the second season episode titled, "The Cave of Two Lovers." Amadeus mentions how he "used to love this show," and Miles states honestly that he is "still learning" the lessons of honor and self-worth taught by Avatar. All of this points to the fact that Avatar: The Last Airbender is a big influence in at least some of the adolescent lives of the Champions, with one exception.

Credit: ScreenRant.

The young Cyclops is a time traveling variant of a character who has been in Marvel Comics since the 1960s. This version of Scott Summers is from a different era than the rest of his Champions teammates, and it is almost certain that he has never before seen the Nickelodeon show. His rapt attention on the screen shows how enthralled he is by the cartoon and its heroic protagonist. When the young version of Cyclops does eventually return to his own time, his older self is shown to gain all his memories, which means that the modern leader of the X-Men actually learned at least some lessons from the hopeful and big-hearted Aang.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the best cartoons of the 2000s, but it's not just a kids' show. It depicts a world torn apart by war where there are no easy villains to hate or easy moral choices to make. Through it all Aang's positivity and willingness to believe in people becomes an inspiration to viewers. The Champions also exist in a world where people have become jaded by heroes and the morally ambiguity of their conflicts. Like Aang, Ms. Marvel and the Champions are outsiders trying to make a difference with hope and positivity, and now it is clear that at least some of them —including the modern version of Cyclops— have been partially inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender. Maybe Marvel Comics is admitting that more of their established heroes need to learn how to be more like Aang.

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Originally published: August 13 2022.

Original source: ScreenRant.

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