SpongeBob SquarePants, Crypto, and more headline THQ Nordic’s 10th anniversary showcase – PlayStation.Blog



What better way to mark a decade of massive growth (and FUN) than by extending some of THQ Nordic’s most popular franchises to the PS5? Sponge Bob SquarePants? To verify! Crypto? To verify. Cutter Slade? To verify. Bikes, ATVs and UTV? Check, verify and verify. Here’s a quick recap of all the first looks rolled out during THQ Nordic’s 10th.e Anniversary showcase event a few moments ago.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake

As we have all learned, anything is possible in the infinite expanses of the cosmos… even a reality where mayonnaise is not an instrument! In SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, the mysterious fortune teller Kassandra grants SpongeBob and Patrick’s wishes, causing the two friends to unintentionally open portals to strange Wishworlds. Everything is FUN and games until their friends get lost in the portals! Players can explore seven distinct worlds and don over 30 cosmic skins to save the universe. This all new SpongeBob SquarePants adventure is developed by Purple Lamp Studios and is coming to PS4 and PS5!

“This is the SpongeBob SquarePants experience players have been waiting for,” said lead producer Martin Kreuch. “With new platforming skills like the karate kick and a true buddy comedy design approach, saving the universe will be ridiculously fun.”

Outcast 2 – A New Beginning

SpongeBob SquarePants, Crypto and More Headlines THQ Nordic 10th Anniversary Showcase

The friendly neighborhood invader killer is back: Cutter Slade returns to the spectacular alien world of Adelpha in Outcast 2 – A New Beginning. Twenty years after the events of the first game, Adelpha finds herself under threat of invasion: an army of ruthless robots exploit the planet, enslaving and even killing the people. Cutter’s mission is clear: organize resistance, save the population, and get rid of the invaders. Outcast 2 is developed for PS5 by the original team behind the first Outcast Adventure – Appeal Studios in Belgium. The open-world action-adventure features fast-paced 3rd-person combat as well as a non-linear science-fantasy story with dynamic plot progression based on player actions.

“It’s a real labor of love – a fitting sequel to a cult classic! Said Michael Paeck, executive producer, Outcast 2. “Cutter’s special powers during combat combined with the enemy’s savage behavior will leave action players guessing!”

Destroy all humans! 2 – Redesigned

SpongeBob SquarePants, Crypto and More Headlines THQ Nordic 10th Anniversary Showcase

Crypto is back, earthlings, and this time it’s invading the swinging sixties! After the KGB detonates its mothership, Crypto seeks revenge and travels to iconic locations in the US, UK, Soviet Union, Japan and even the Moon! Destroy all humans! 2 – Reprobed is a complete remake of the original game, adding and improving features while (re) building the game from scratch into brilliant Unreal Engine 4 visuals on PS5. The game is developed by Black Forest Games, which has successfully relaunched the game Destroy All Humans! franchisee in 2020.

Lead producer Martin Kreuch added, “I thought I would unleash a very creative and sadistic alien on America in Destroy All Humans! It was a hilarious ride… unleashing it on the world in Reprobed is even funnier!

MX vs MTB: Legends

SpongeBob SquarePants, Crypto and More Headlines THQ Nordic 10th Anniversary Showcase

MX against mountain biking The franchise will debut on PS5 in MX vs ATV Legends. With the deepest career mode yet, MX vs ATV Legends invites you to forge your own path to the podium with an unprecedented choice of players, including sponsorship opportunities and special invite events. Plus, the Rainbow Studios team has created an all new Trails mode that pits players against nature like never before – challenging riders in new ways at every turn!

“I can’t wait for players to experience Legends’ refined physical system, especially in Trails mode,” said Roger Joswig, Senior Producer, MX vs ATV Legends. “Plus, this MX vs ATV component takes the online experience to a whole new level.”


Coming to both PS5 and PS4, the previously announced ELEX II presented its new trailer as part of THQ Nordic 10e Anniversary showcase event! Featuring never-before-seen footage, the trailer explains what prompted Xacor’s beast Jax to isolate himself… and why now is the time for him to finally go.

“Piranha Bytes delivers stunning visuals and smooth combat in this vast sci-fi fantasy,” added Michael Paeck, executive producer, Elex II.

As a special thank you to PlayStation gamers, THQ Nordic is offering significant discounts on select games during the 10e Birthday party. Check PlayStation Store for special sales!


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