New ‘SpongeBob’ game leads slow week of game releases

“SpongeBob HeroPants” is a new action game for Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. Credit: Activision

New video games this week:

"SpongeBob HeroPants." Timed just before a new "SpongeBob SquarePants" movie hits theaters is this action game spoof about superheroes. The Xbox 360 version includes four-person multiplayer and there are plenty of hero abilities to collect along the way. Rated E for Everyone. $30-$40 for Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360 and PlayStation Vita.

"Grow Home." A strange game from Ubisoft that appears to be about robots, plants and climbing. As of this writing, a price had not been set on the game. Not Rated, for Windows PC

Also out this week: "Castle in the Darkness" (PC), "#IDARB" (Xbox One), "Grand Class Melee 2" (PC), "The Guild and the Shadow" (PC), "Battle Ranch" (PC), "Motorcycle Club" (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4), "Darkest Dungeon" (PC), "Criminal Girls: Invite Only" (PS Vita), "Astray" (PC), "Rise of Incarnates" (PC), "Deathtrap" (PC), "Moon Chronicles" (3DS), "Cities XXL" (PC), "Fractured Soul" (PC), "Ubinota" (PC), "Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic" (PC).