Mr. Driller DrillLand available now on Switch and PC

Bandai-Namco's action-puzzler makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch.

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The Mr. Driller franchise has been around since the late 90s, offering unique and challenging puzzles on a variety of platforms. Though never an exclusive, several nintendo consoles and handhelds have seen an entry in the series released on the platform. Mr. Driller hasn’t seen a new installment since 2015’s Mr. Driller for Kakao released on tablets and mobile devices. Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrid will be getting in on the Mr. Driller action. It’s been announced that Mr. Driller DrillLand is available now for both the Switch and PC. 

Originally released in 2002 for the GameCube, Mr. Driller DrillLand is one of the series’ most popular titles. The game features a variety of puzzles that task the players with drilling through different blocks to reach the bottom of the screen. With it being nearly 20 years old, Bandai-Namco has upgraded Mr. Driller DrillLand for its new release. According to the developer, the new release will feature “updates to its graphics, gameplay and HD cutscenes.”

This move will mark the first time that a Mr. Driller game has been made available in the Switch’s eShop. However, Mr. Driller DrillLand has also been made available once again to PC players, through Valve’s Steam digital storefront. Mr. Driller DrillLand did see a PC release back in 2002, but is now purchasable on the platforms biggest shop, with all of its updated goodness.

“We’re so happy to bring Mr. DRILLER DrillLand to the PC and Nintendo Switch! The Switch is really the perfect platform for the bite-sized joy of conquering ‘one more level,’ and playing solo or with friends and family,” said Abelina Villegas, Bandai-Namco’s Associate Brand Manager. Those looking to play can pick up Mr. Driller DrillLand on Steam and the Switch eShop now for $29.99.

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