Pour a Cold One for Hudson
…because as of tomorrow, they’ll will be swallowed up by Konami.
The company, which brought us such great titles as Bomberman, Bonk, Adventure Island, and (surprisingly) Mario Party, is officially closing its doors after 28 years in the video game industry. A number of previously announced titles have been cancelled, such as the very promising looking revival of the Bonk series Bonk: Brink of Extinction, but the fate of their established franchises are not yet known.
I had the chance to meet a number of the Hudson Entertainment, Inc staff back in PAX of 2009, and they were nothing short of accommodating and enthusiastic towards what they were creating. I hope their talent continues to be realized in future endeavors.