Cubed 3 got to chat with Bandai Namco's Toshinore Sone. The Assistant Producer for Dig Dug: Digging Strike (which is set to release in Europe August 25) discussed Nintendo, Dig Dug and how he got his start in video games.
When asked why he decided to "resurrect" Dig Dug on the DS, he replied:
"With the dual screens of the Nintendo DS, I thought it would be an interesting way to combine Dig Dug 1 and Dig Dug 2. This idea led me to come up with the proposal for Dig Dug : Digging Strike. Since I grew up in a generation playing Dig Dug, I wanted those in my generation who also enjoyed the game to relive and rediscover the game all over again."
It was interesting to find out that the team responsible for Dig Dug did not work to create DD:DS.