SpongeBob SquarePants will be one of the first games that will be available for the new next generation console from Nintendo, the Nintendo's Wii.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab will also be available for the PlayStation2 and Nintendo GameCube from THQ later this year.

The half-dressed, porous, yellow sponge is one of the top 5 leading cartoon characters in the world.

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.

The game will be on show next week in Los Angeles, at E3 – the world’s biggest videogame exhibition.

SpongeBob SquarePants videogames have sold almost 17 million units worldwide and regularly appear in the top 10 around the world.