THQ Nordic is returning to a beloved PlayStation 2 title with SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated. It's a full-on remake of the fan favourite platformer, but developer Purple Lamp Studios hasn't stopped there. Going above and beyond, the studio has resurrected a cut boss battle from the original game and turned it into a brand new, horde-style multiplayer mode.
This brief new video gives us a decent look at what to expect. It seems like a fairly straightforward co-op mode in which you and one other player, either local or online, fend off increasingly dangerous waves of baddies. The cut boss, a giant robot Squidward, overlooks the chaos, intervening with missiles and other hazards. Perhaps most interesting of all is the four new playable characters this mode introduces. In the original game, you swap control between SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy, but this new multiplayer adds Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, and Gary to the playable roster.
SpongeBob Rehydrated floats onto PS4 on 23rd June. Will you be catching the bus to Bikini Bottom once again? Grab your spatulas in the comments section below.