Playable games at this week’s trade show
Video game convention PAX East gets underway in Boston today, and publisher THQ Nordic has revealed some of the titles that it plans to showcase for the public, some of which will be playable for the first time on U.S. soil.
First up is SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated. This remake of the 2003 adventure will be making its U.S. playable debut at PAX East, giving fans new and old the opportunity to see how developer Purple Lamp Studios has reinvigorated the classic 3D platformer for a whole new audience.
Another remake playable at PAX is Destroy All Humans! taking another 3D adventure from the mid-’00s and sprucing it up for a fresh audience. Take a trip to the wild times of the 1950s, as Crypro-137 lays waste to Americana on a mission to rescue his captured brethren – gladly bringing about armageddon en route.
Mimimi Games will also be in attendance at the THQ Nordic booth, showing off old west sequel Desperados III. Coming a long 14 years after the previous entry, Desperados III already looks poised to capture the intense and highly methodical stealth-strategy action that is the series’ trademark.
Finally, THQ will also be running one of its most recent releases, Darksiders Genesis, the dungeon-crawling spin-off adventure that launched on PC in December 2019 before being ported to consoles earlier this month.
PAX East takes place at the Boston Convention Center between February 27 and March 1.