TOKYO, JAPAN – May 9, 2012 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., announced today during the inaugural ShiftyCast podcast a webcomics collaboration project to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the legendary Dig Dug franchise. Appearing on its ShiftyLook webcomics platform, Dig Dug comics join NAMCO BANDAI Games’s extensive line-up of webcomics re-imagining classic arcade games including smash hits Bravoman and The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies. ShiftyLook can be accessed at SHIFTYLOOK.com.
“Dig Dug is one of those iconic games that means a lot to retro gamers, especially those of us who grew up constantly trying to inflate many a Fygar, so we wanted to do something very special for the webcomic,” said Rob Pereyda, Producer & Editor-in-Chief of ShiftyLook for NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. “And I think we just might have the comics team-up of the summer and a must read for video games and webcomics fans alike.”
Look for UDON creative teams to be heavily involved in the celebration, including Jeff “Chamba” Cruz, Omar Dogan, Dax Gordine, Erik Ko, Matt Moylan, Rob “Robaato” Porter and Jim Zub!