Saturday, May 30, 2020

Nickelodeon Releases New 'SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit' Game on Apple Arcade

Nickelodeon will release SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit, a brand new family-friendly mobile game inspired by the network's beloved animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants on Apple Arcade on Friday, May 29, 2020! Apple Arcade announced the sponge-tastic news today (May 28) - National Burger Day - on Twitter, along with the game's first teaser trailer, which shows Plankton finally getting his one-cell organismed hands on Mr. Krabs' prized Secret Krabby Patty formula and showing it off to his family/minions.

"Secret Krabby Patty formula stolen. Friends kidnapped. On May 29, help SpongeBob run to the rescue in SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit" Apple Arcade revealed in their announcement, which might suggest that fans can expect an endless runner-type affair similar to the likes of Alto's Adventure, Sonic Dash, and more. SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit's gameplay details will be announced on release. (Update: SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit is indeed a side scrolling endless runner.)

Apple Arcade's latest game, SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit, brings back all your favorite characters and Easter eggs from the hit Nickelodeon show for another fun adventure. Infamous mini-villain Plankton is after the Krabby Patty secret formula once again, and it's up to Spongebob and his friends -- Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Gary the Snail and Mr. Krabs -- to stop him. Apple Arcade subscribers can play the new game (along with more than 120 others) on the platform Thursday.

Spongebob fans will be excited to see numerous staples from the show make an appearance in Patty Pursuit. To steal the famed secret recipe, Plankton has enlisted the the help of his horde of cousins introduced back in season three. The game also has the Tunnel of Glove from Glove World in season five, the oh-so-creepy characters from Rock Bottom in season one, and everyone's favorite injured fish, Fred ("My leg!").

With Apple Arcade's release in September, Apple firmly staked its claim in the mobile gaming world. The subscription gaming service costs $4.99 (£4.99, AU$7.99) a month and lets you play more than 120 new and exclusive games across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod Touch and Apple TV. The game subscription service continues to receive plenty of attention, with new games added almost weekly. Many games work equally well across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac although we don't yet know what the situation will be in terms of SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit.

The game was produced by Nickelodeon and development partner Old Skull Games

Here's the game's description!:

Trouble has come to Bikini Bottom! The evil "mastermind" Sheldon J. Plankton has once again hatched a plan to steal the secret Krabby Patty formula. This time he has enlisted his army of cousins to capture all of SpongeBob's friends! Play as SpongeBob on his epic, most side-scrolly quest through Bikini Bottom ever! Explore, collect coins and spatulas, and crush obstacles as SpongeBob races to rescue his friends, defeat Plankton's minions and take back the formula. Keep an eye out for your favorite Bikini Bottom never know who you might run into!


- Immerse yourself in SpongeBob's universe in the craziest platform running game yet!

- Explore your favorite locations from Bikini Bottom to Glove World to the Chum Bucket

- Jump on trampolines, avoid the stinging jellyfish and zoom down zip lines in your epic adventure


- Unlock trapped allies to join on your epic underwater quest

- Journey together to collect coins, spatulas, and complete all the levels

- Interact with tons of familiar faces including Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton!

- Featuring the iconic voice cast of SpongeBob SquarePants!


- Transformation machines morph SpongeBob into a variety of silly forms

- Unlock new abilities with each transformation and defeat countless obstacles

- Find puzzles and unveil secrets in every level!


- From Plankton to Jellyfish King, face the most dangerous villains known to man or sea creature in challenging boss fights

- Outwit bosses and use their own weapons against them...all in the effort to take back the Krabby Patty formula!

Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.

Languages: English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating: 4+

SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit follows Nickelodeon releasing Loud House: Outta Control, inspired by the network's hit animated series The Loud House on the subscription gaming service earlier this year.

"SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends are coming to Apple Arcade, as SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit launches exclusively on the service. In SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit, the evil “mastermind” Sheldon J. Plankton has once again hatched a plan to steal the secret Krabby Patty formula.

Nickelodeon brings an authentic SpongeBob story to Apple Arcade in SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit, a side-scrolling platformer available today exclusively on Apple Arcade. Featuring a distinct visual style and the core cast of SpongeBob SquarePants, the game was produced by Nickelodeon and development partner Old Skull Games."

SpongeBob Patty Pursuit Gameplay #1 (World 1: Bikini Bottom)

SpongeBob SquarePants, which was recently greenlit for a 13th season, has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical which is now touring North America and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averages more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies third SpongeBob SquarePants theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, coming August 2020.

A CG-animated prequel series, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years is also set to premiere this summer.

THQ Nordic and Nickelodeon are slated to release SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, a remake of the much-loved video game, on June 23.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Announces Voice Cast for 'Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years', First-Ever 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Spinoff!

H/T: JJ The Crazy; Additional sources: iMore, CNET 9to5Mac, TouchArcade, BSCkids.

Originally published: Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 19.16 BST.
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