Blitz Games, one of Europe’s leading independent videogame developers today announced that is developing SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab video game on PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo GameCube for 2006 with leading publisher THQ.

Philip Oliver, CEO and Managing Director of Blitz Games commented, “We’re delighted to extend our working relationship with THQ and Nickelodeon on their most important brand. We are looking forward to producing a very high quality, fun game and Christmas 2006 ‘Top 10’ contender. ” Philip went on to say. “This is our first game for the Nintendo Wii which makes it especially exciting for us.”

SpongeBob SquarePants videogames have sold almost 17 million units worldwide and regularly appear in the top 10 around the world. The half-dressed, porous, yellow sponge is one of the top 5 leading cartoon characters in the world. The SpongeBob movie recently netted in excess of $135m at the box office worldwide and the TV series continues to pull in an audience of 57.4 million people each month across the globe.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab – SpongeBob explores the peculiar world of Bikini Bottom as it transforms through a series of various unique visual styles. Continuing to reign as a top gaming and TV property, this new game offers fans brand new gameplay mechanics through nine visually bizarre levels. The game will be on show next week in Los Angeles, at E3 – the world’s biggest videogame exhibition.