Screenshot of SpongeBob from SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom remaster

Even though they could've simply updated the visuals and called it a day, THQ Nordic and Purple Lamp Studios seem to be going all-out on making the SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom remaster as good as it can possibly be. So not only is the Rehydrated version bringing in heavily improved visuals, but also restored content that was cut from the original game, as well as a co-op focused horde mode to spice things up!

The multiplayer mode will feature seven playable characters, all with their own unique abilities, and will be playable both online and in local co-op on one screen. In total, there will be 26 islands to battle your way across, as well as a brand new Robo-Squidward boss to face down in the grand finale.

You can get a pretty good idea of what this looks like in action through the recently posted gameplay preview. Have a peek, it's a rather charming one:

Needless to say, I doubt this will be a game mode you play for long periods of time. However, as an occasional distraction from the main campaign, I think it'll be pretty good fun - especially given how much effort the devs have put into the references!

To learn more about SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, as well as keep an eye on any future updates, you should head on over to the official website.