Mr Driller to Burrow Into DSiWare

Drill Till you Drop, chums

We love a bit of drilling action here at Nintendo Life – in fact, we recently called Mr Driller Drill Spirits one of our favourite ever ways to pass time on the big white throne. Well, soon you'll be able to get your drill on with no cartridge required, as the previously Japanese-only title Drill Till You Drop for DSiWare has been confirmed for a Western release.

Coming to the DSiWare storefront in April, Drill Till You Drop (known as MD:DTYD, abbreviation fans) offers forty stages, six playable characters and an all-new Dristone mode. We've already played it and were pretty pleased with what we saw. Want to know more? Let Namco Bandai's press release show you the way:

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (MARCH 22, 2010) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced Mr. DRILLER®: Drill till you Drop™ for the Nintendo DSi™ handheld system. Featuring a roster of improved features that enhance the classic Mr. DRILLER action puzzler experience, Mr. DRILLER: Drill till you Drop will be available for download at the Nintendo DSi™ Shop in April 2010.

Representing a piece of timeless puzzler gameplay from the arcades of yesteryear, Mr. DRILLER: Drill till you Drop takes the classic gameplay of the Mr. DRILLER series and enhances it with 6 unique playable characters, over 40 stages, multiple modes, and dual screen action. Additionally, the Nintendo DSi system’s dual screen format offers a new strategic element as players have the added ability to foresee incoming falling blocks from above.

Mission mode tasks players to dig through ever increasingly deeper or more challenging locales. Time Attack mode enables players to race against the clock to reach your predestined goals. In addition to Mission mode and Time Attack mode, Mr. DRILLER: Drill till you Drop features the Nintendo DSi exclusive Dristone mode where players drill through a labyrinth of stones to collect the Dristones which can be used to gain distinct advantages.

Mr. DRILLER: Drill till you Drop is rated “E” for everyone by the ESRB and will be available for download at the Nintendo DSi Shop in April. For more information about the game, please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com.

[via gonintendo.com]