Publisher THQ Nordic announced last month that the company will be showcasing roughly ten different upcoming titles at this year’s Gamescom. One in particular that fans are looking to get a glimpse at is the remake of 2003’s Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom. Since the game’s announcement back before E3 earlier this year, THQ only released rendered screenshots of the game.
However, today YouTuber BAYLA managed to capture the livestream of the game that the developers were on showcasing the upcoming remake. Sharing nearly five minutes of the Jellyfish Fields segment at the beginning of the game.
The short demo presents playable SpongeBob as the player explores the level by destroying scattered Tikis on the map. Instantly, viewers should be able to pick up the significant difference of the game’s look when in contrast to the original version for PlayStation 2 and GameCube. The amount of detail residing in the environment atop of the polished movements from the smoother framerate does leave a impressive first impression.
Although it should be noted that what has been shown from the livestream is only a pre-alpha build of the game according to the tab hanging on the upper left-hand side of the screen. So changes are expected to come following what we have already seen from today’s reveal.
What does the first gameplay look dictate for you on the coming remake?
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated is listed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch for a 2020-slated release date.