SpongeBob HeroPants Announced

By Andrew Ogley, 3 years ago
Fans of the folks living in Bikini Bottom will be glad to hear that Activision will be keeping the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise alive with the newly announced title, SpongeBob HeroPants. The Xbox 360 title will continue on from the events in the yet to be seen film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water due to hit the cinemas in March this year.

SpongeBob HeroPants

Without revealing what happens in the film, Activision has given a brief synopsis of the game's storyline:
SpongeBob's dreams are coming to life and altering space and time beneath the waves. SpongeBob must join forces with his friends to unlock their hidden abilities and put back the pieces of his shattered cartoon psyche. Along the way they’ll visit alternate forms of Bikini Bottom as it is warped by SpongeBob’s mind into prehistoric, war zone and candy-coated versions of the town.

SpongeBob HeroPants contains such game elements as platforming, exploration, puzzles and combat. Players will be able to play as various characters, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs and Plankton, each of which can morph into a unique super-powered champion to solve challenges, unlock new areas and defeat SpongeBob's crazy imagination. Throughout the game players will encounter boss battles, in which they can use various upgradeable skills to their advantage. There is also a treasure trove of hidden items to unearth in the underwater world. Additionally, the game also includes four-person local drop-in/drop-out cooperative multiplayer.

The game will appear on the Xbox 360 some time next month.
Andrew Ogley
Written by Andrew Ogley
Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.