THQ Inc. announced that SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off for Nintendo DS is currently in development and scheduled to arrive at retail in March. Based on Nickelodeon’s upcoming special, SpongeBob vs. The Big One, which is slated to air in April, the game will have players slicing and dicing their way in the Krusty Krab kitchen to become the ultimate fry cook in Bikini Bottom.
Mr. Krabs has signed up to compete in the cooking contest that will determine who will cater Jack Kahuna Laguna’s Big Beach Party. Players will be tasked with assisting SpongeBob, Patrick and friends in running the Krusty Krab and training Plankton’s cousins in the creation of the best deep-sea dishes. Utilizing the Nintendo DS touch screen and stylus, gamers will serve more than 100 different zany entrees, including Anemone Meatloaf and Fried Seaweed Sandwiches. With more than 25 different cooking activities, players will also learn how to cook SpongeBob style, employing new and unique culinary techniques such as ‘skipping,’ ‘painting’ and ‘slingshooting.’
As players progress through the game, they will earn rewards that will allow them to customize and decorate the Krusty Krab restaurant. Loaded with authentic voice-overs from Tom Kenny, the game also features wireless cooperative gameplay that will unlock additional Sponge-tacular recipes. For more information on the title and the rest of THQ’s line-up of family-friendly titles, go to www.playthq.com.