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Hudson Soft Being Absorbed by Konami
« on: January 18, 2012, 05:17:19 PM »

The Hudson brand will continue to live on, however.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/29000

On March 1, 2012, Konami will be dissolving the entirety of Hudson Soft.

A notice posted by the developer revealed that the company, as well as all of their intellectual properties will be absorbed by Konami. The agreement was reached during a board meeting on January 12, part of an effort by Konami to pool all of its development resources into one company.

According to the notice, Hudson brand products and services will continue, suggesting that the company will at least live on in name. The official Hudson website will also remain open.

Hudson became a subsidiary of Konami in April of 2011, and Konami quickly shifted the developer's focus into the creation of mobile games. Konami became a major shareholder in Hudson in 2001 and bought a majority stake in 2005.


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Re: Hudson Soft Being Absorbed by Konami
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 07:05:23 PM »
horray for a silver lining! :)

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Re: Hudson Soft Being Absorbed by Konami
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 08:41:27 PM »
Does this mean that my best friend Bomberman will live on? I want a new Bomberman Hero more than most things in this life!

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Re: Hudson Soft Being Absorbed by Konami
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 09:20:48 PM »
Bomberman was always safe. Konami owned Hudson Soft for years (all they did in 2011 was increase it to a full 100%), so I don't see this actually changing much.
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Re: Hudson Soft Being Absorbed by Konami
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 10:37:40 PM »
I just hope it will mean Bonk: Brink of Extinction will be brought back from the, erm, brink of extinction.

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Re: Hudson Soft Being Absorbed by Konami
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 11:41:08 PM »
all they did in 2011 was increase it to a full 100%

...and lay off a bunch of good people in the process. :(
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Re: Hudson Soft Being Absorbed by Konami
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 11:46:54 PM »
It's always sad when game companies lay off people, no doubt about that. I don't like seeing good employees in any company get laid off.
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Re: Hudson Soft Being Absorbed by Konami
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 11:52:55 PM »
Well, statistics say at least one of them is a jerk, so there's that.
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Re: Hudson Soft Being Absorbed by Konami
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 12:20:35 AM »
A lot of video game companies have been merging lately, or cutting back, or even shutting down entirely. The economy is bad and everyone in every industry seems to be hurting.
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