Activision Publishing, Inc. and Nickelodeon today released SpongeBob™ HeroPants, a new video game starring the ocean’s bubbliest fry cook – SpongeBob SquarePants!

Based on Nickelodeon’s incredibly popular animated TV series, SpongeBob HeroPants follows the events of Paramount Pictures’ animated/live-action film, The SpongeBob™ Movie: Sponge Out of Water , with an original story ripped from SpongeBob’s imagination. Pages of a magical tome have escaped into Bikini Bottom and someone is using them to unleash a nightmare of aquatic proportions, altering the very fabric of space and time along with it. SpongeBob must team up with his buddies – Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Plankton – to unleash their hidden powers and find these lost pages to save their hometown.

SpongeBob HeroPants is a third-person action platformer with a colourful blend of combat, traversal, exploration and puzzle-solving that makes it enjoyable and accessible for players of all ages. There are six playable characters to choose from, and each has the ability to transform into their uniquely fashioned superpowered champion from the movie to reach new heights and defeat the bad dreams plaguing Bikini Bottom. As the lost pages of the movie’s magical book plunges them into new eras in time, SpongeBob and his pals will have to upgrade their skills, survive boss battles and discover the secrets in altered versions of their town to find their way home again. Like SpongeBob, players can grab friends to join the adventure with four-person local drop-in/drop-out cooperative multiplayer (exclusive to players on Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft).

SpongeBob HeroPants is now available on Xbox, as well as the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and PlayStation®TV . This title is rated PEGI 7.

For more information on all things SpongeBob, please visit www.nick.com/spongebob-squarepants , and follow along at www.facebook.com/SpongeBob and www.twitter.com/SpongeBob .

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