|Long time no post...and I have sad news to post.
||[Feb. 9th, 2011|01:48 pm]
IGN.com: Hudson Entertainment Is No More
Hudson is a name that's been around gaming for nearly 30 years, crafting games in series like Bomberman and Adventure Island, amongst many, many others. But according to a blog post by Hudson Entertainment's product and brand manager Morgan Haro, Hudson Entertainment, the outfit that brought Hudson games over to the United States, is being disbanded.
The blog post attributes this to Konami's recent purchase of the Hudson Group. Haro states that "it was revealed today that all of Hudson's previously planned projects have been canceled and that [the Hudson office in San Mateo, CA] will be closing its doors at the end of February." He goes on to clarify that the Hudson Group still exists in Japan, but "will likely be focusing on social games." Presumably, anything that pertains to a Hudson license will go through Konami from here on out.
No word yet on what this means for the already-announced Bomberman 3DS game.