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THQ Nordic Announces 'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake'

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake - Announcement Trailer | THQ Nordic

Sweet, sweet victory! SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is coming soon to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch!

Everyone's favorite Sponge is back, but this time Patrick is a balloon! Don one of many cosmic costumes and traverse the colorful Wishworlds in search of your missing Bikini Bottom friends. Everybody do the cosmic shake!



Wish-granting Mermaid’s Tears in the hands of SpongeBob and Patrick… What could possibly go wrong?

Sure, the very fabric holding the very universe very together could come very undone, opening up portals into Wishworlds full of knights, cowboys, pirates, and prehistoric snails. But that’s nothing everyone’s favorite Sponge can’t handle – with the right cosmic costume!

Everybody do the Cosmic Shake!

Key Features

• Unlock classic and new platforming skills like the Fishhook Swing and Karate Kick
• Don more than 30 spongetastic costumes like SnailBob and SpongeGar
• Travel to 7 distinct Wishworlds like Wild West Jellyfish Fields and Halloween Rock Bottom
• Experience all the buddy movie banter with SpongeBob’s permanent companion Balloon-Patrick
• Meet all your favorite characters from the series, voiced by their original actors
• Enjoy the in-game soundtrack featuring 101 songs from the series, including "Sweet Victory"
• 1 - 2 players
• Online play optional

Release date: TBA

Published by THQ Nordic GmbH, Austria. Developed by Purple Lamp Studios GmbH, Austria. The game was revealed during THQ Nordic's 10-year anniversary digital showcase.

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From THQ Nordic's official announcement:

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake
Everything is possible in the infinite expanses of the cosmos .. there might even be a reality where mayonnaise isn't an instrument! When the mysterious fortune teller Kassandra grants SpongeBob and Patrick wishes, the two buddies unintentionally open up portals to strange Wishworlds... it's all F.U.N. and games until their friends get lost in the portals! Explore seven distinct worlds and don more than 30 cosmic skins to rescue the universe of the brand new adventure SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, available on PC, PlayStation™, Nintendo Switch™ and Xbox One.


During its 10th Anniversary Showcase, THQ Nordic officially revealed SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, which appears to be full of reverence for the long-running cartoon's golden age. Set to the tune of "Sweet Victory," the announcement trailer features SpongeBob as a caveman, wearing his karate gloves, and riding a seahorse through the aquatic wild west. The game's interdimensional plot is made possible thanks to SpongeBob's dealings with Kassandra, a mysterious fortune teller debuting in The Cosmic Shake. Publisher THQ Nordic promises the game will feature more than 30 SpongeBob skins in total, and players  will need to take advantage of them all in seven distinct alternate worlds linked by the fortune teller's dimensional portals.

Although SpongeBob has continued to appear in several Nickelodeon games in recent years and will be included in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl's roster, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will be the first all-new console release for the character since 2015's SpongeBob HeroPants.

The Cosmic Shake comes hot on the heels of a very successful remake of SpongeBob's best-remembered interactive adventure in Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated. THQ Nordic's remake of the platformer has sold over two million copies as of May 2021. As with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, Battle for Bikini Bottom -Rehydrated was developed by Purple Lamp Studios, a company acquired by THQ Nordic in late 2020. The publisher made it clear in the past that it plans to remake or rerelease more Nickelodeon games in the future, but the runaway success of Battle for Bikini Bottom may have fast-tracked a proper sequel.

Purple Lamp Studios did not share any details about this upcoming game and only tweeted a simple GIF in response. Rehydrated was a platformer so it’s likely Cosmic Shake will follow in those same footprints.

Though it has no release date yet, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is confirmed to be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The game is also confirmed to be a fully new adventure building off of Purple Lamp's work on Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated. Patrick appears beside SpongeBob as a floating companion in the trailer, so he may serve in a similar capacity as Link's fairy Navi from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. No SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake gameplay has been shown yet, but official art also confirms that a wide cast of SpongeBob characters will appear in some capacity, including the often-overlooked Pearl and Larry the Lobster.

Originally published: September 17, 2021 at 20:30 BST.

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