Are ya ready, kids? You'd better be, because SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is just around the corner. Publisher THQ Nordic has announced the release date of this PS4 platformer, and it's closer than we were expecting. You can take a trip to Bikini Bottom on 31st January, 2023.

To recap, the game is being developed by Purple Lamp, the team that brought us SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated. The Cosmic Shake builds on that success with a brand new adventure for the titular sponge and his buddies. With magical bubble soap in hand, the innocent invertebrate inadvertently turns Bikini Bottom upside down, opening dimensional portals to other realms. It's up to him and best friend Patrick (who has been turned into a balloon) to save the day.

While fans of the show will get a little more out of this, we imagine The Cosmic Shake will be a solid 3D platformer regardless. It looks like it has all the things you'd expect: simple combat, interesting traversal mechanics, and lots of vibrant underwater levels to explore.

Will you be playing SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake in the new year? Shake it in the comments section below.