Earlier this week we finally got a new trailer and an official release date for Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated. With this news we also got new screenshots, a closer look at the collectors edition, and the complete achievements list for the Xbox and PlayStation versions. Quite a lot of information dropped all at once, especially in a time where we assumed it would probably be delayed.
Up until now we honestly hadn’t heard much about the game at all aside from early Jellyfish Fields demos. Because of this and other recent delays, it was easy to assume the pandemic could stall the game indefinitely. Luckily that is not the case and the game is on track to release on June 23, 2020.
Everything in the new trailer and screenshots looked mostly great, but many fans of the original have expressed concerns. Some areas like the Sandy’s Dream felt a bit off and didn’t quite measure up to their original counterparts. A few character models – like Mr. Krabs and Patrick – were also concerning to players. Most people have assumed the trailer represents the final product, and so these issues likely won’t be addressed. However, thanks to speedrunner and Spongebob community figure SHiFT, we know this isn’t the case.
Today SHiFT took to his Youtube channel to ease fans’ fears. After confirming that he is getting an early copy for review, he also shared some information he was given by developers. The Sandy’s Dream level is still being worked on, and currently looks far better than what we saw in the trailer. If you don’t believe me, here are some screenshot.
While this update is exciting on it’s own, it also proves that changes are still being made to the game as we speak. According to SHiFT, the developers at Purple Lamp Studios want to hear the community’s feedback on things fans may have noticed in the new trailer or screenshots.
So here is your last chance before the game releases to make your voice heard. Send them a message and let them know what they should change or improve. They only ask that you keep your message respectful and constructive.