Though he was nowhere to be found during the past two months while rescuers tried to reach the 33 workers trapped after a San José mine collapsed, Mr. Driller and his dog Puchi re-appeared yesterday to celebrate the Chilean miners' recovery. Where was that arm when we needed it, Susumu?

Anyway, to show its support for the rescued miners, Namco Bandai has released a commemorative Mr. Driller wallpaper that reads "Welcome Back!" You can download the 1280 x 1024 background here. I'm surprised the publisher didn't also release one with Mr. Driller's father, Taizo Hori (of Dig Dug)!

[Via Andriasang.com]