Bandai Namco Could Be Reviving The Japan-Only GameCube Exclusive Mr. Driller: Drill Land


Towards the end of last year, Bandai Namco filed trademarks in Japan for multiple classic titles including the puzzler Mr. Driller. Now, in the latest update, the video game publisher and developer has gone and trademarked Mr. Driller Drill Land in Europe. As explained by Gematsu, Drill Land is the name of a Mr. Driller title that was first released on the GameCube in 2002 but was never made available outside of Japan.

The GameCube box art for the Japan-only release

There’s now a theory the Japanese company could be working on a Mr. Driller remaster. It’s not all that crazy when considering the fact it released Katamari Damacy REROLL in 2018. Interestingly, when Katamari first resurfaced, it had an “encore” subtitle. You might recall how Mr. Driller’s recent Japanese trademark listing had the same word attached to it.

Putting two and two together, it seems like Bandai Namco could be working on a remaster of this Japan-only GameCube exclusive. Would you be interested in trying out this particular entry in the Mr. Driller series? Comment down below.

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