SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom – Rehydrateds Boss Fight Trailer Makes Us Nostalgic

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, which is due to release on June 23, has shown off its boss fights in a new trailer. Watching this footage reminds us of the hey-day of the PS2 3D platformer–after all, this is a remake of a game from 2003, when boss fights like this were a dime a dozen.

In the footage below, you can see SpongeBob take on a variety of giant enemies, including robots based on his friends, a huge jellyfish, and his arc nemesis, Plankton. The game has received a huge visual update, but it still looks like a PS2 platformer in many ways–and that, for many fans, is surely a good thing.

Battle for Bikini Bottom is receiving the remake treatment because the original game has earned something of a cult following among the speedrunning community–and also because SpongeBob is still going, with a new movie on the way, and the 12th season of the TV show currently airing sporadically.

Check out our preorder guide to find out how to secure the game’s huge Rehydrated F.U.N. Edition.

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