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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated

THQ Nordic has commented on the performance of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, and it seems that the company is quite pleased. CEO Klemens Kreuzer told GamesIndustry that the title “was a fantastic success”. It’s confirmed that over one million copies were sold across all platforms.

Kreuzer stated:

Red Colony

New footage has emerged for Red Colony, Switch’s new action horror game. Have a look at the gameplay in the video below.

Red Colony is out now on the Japanese Switch eShop. The western release is planned for January 18. We’ve got more information and a trailer for the game here.

Rise: Race the Future

Back in August 2019, VD-Dev said it was considering a multiplayer mode for its Switch racer RISE: Race the Future. The feature has now been confirmed.

We don’t have all of the details just yet, but you’ll be able to race against a second player. A first look showing the upcoming mode in action can be found below.

Microsoft has been going strong with the Xbox brand for a few generations of hardware. Originally though, the company could have pursued a much different path.

Revealed as part of a feature from Bloomberg, it turns out that Microsoft originally approached various companies about acquisitions two decades ago, including Nintendo. But when the two sides met, Nintendo was “just laughing” the entire time. That’s according to Kevin Bachus, the former director of third-party relations at Microsoft.

Here’s the full excerpt from Bloomberg:

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Bandai Namco has announced that the latest Dragon Ball FighterZ Show will be happening this weekend. Fans can tune in on January 10 for a closer look at new DLC character Super Baby 2, as proper gameplay will be shown for the first time.

The event will air at the following times:

Touhou Luna Nights

This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Poison Control

NIS America debuted a new gameplay trailer for its action-RPG Poison Control. Take a look at the video below.

Poison Control is due out for Switch in North America on April 13 and Europe on April 16. We have more on the game here.

LEGO City Undercover

If you had any interest in picking up the digital versions of LEGO City Undercover for Wii U or LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins for 3DS, you’re out of luck. Nintendo quietly pulled both titles from their digital storefronts recently. A reason for their removal was not provided.

LEGO City Undercover for Switch, which is largely the same as the Wii U version, can be bought digitally on that system without any issues. However, The Chase Begins was a bit of a different experience, and there’s no way to access the game from the 3DS eShop any longer (unless you bought it previously). However, it’s true that physical copies are still out there in the wild.

Nintendo published LEGO City Undercover on Wii U and 3DS originally, so it’s possible that some sort of license expired. Warner Bros. directly handled the Switch version.

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Hamster is bringing Arcade Archives Rod Land to Switch this week, the company announced today. A worldwide release is planned for January 7.

Rod Land was originally made by Jaleco in 1990. The platformer has players taking control of the fairies Tam and Rit, who are on a quest to save their mother. The characters wield a magic wand to initially immobilize enemies and then attack them directly.

Pricing for Arcade Archives Rod Land is set at $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29.

Source: Hamster PR

Nintendo has unveiled a new website for Super Nintendo World a month before the theme park’s opening at Universal Studios Japan.

The website contains an overview of several attractions and park features, including Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge, Yoshi’s Adventure, interactive elements, the Power-Up Band, restaurants, and merchandise available for purchase.

You can visit the new website here.