Game over for Hudson Soft

Game over for Hudson Soft

por snout en 28-01-2012, 12:44
Tema: MSX Related
Etiquetas: Hudson Soft, Konami

Source: ITmedia

On March 1st, 2012, the company that brought us Beecards and games like Bomberman (Eric and the Floaters), Star Soldier and Baseball Craze wil be dissolved. Konami Digital Entertainment, who had acquired the company a long time ago, have decided the time has come to cut overhead and merge the company completely with Konami. 

Hudson soft - named after the Hudson locomotives - was founded in 1973 by brothers Yuji and Hiroshi Kudo in Sapporo, Japan. They started as dealers of ham radio equipment. In the late 1970s, like many Japanese companies, they started releasing games for home computers and game consoles. Initially, their games were released under the label Honeybee Soft Company. Hudson was also involved in the development of the NEC PC-Engine/Turbografx-16. Their greatest legacy, however, will undoubtedly be the Bomberman franchise.

Relevant link: News on ITmedia

Comentarios (7)

Por MsxKun

Paragon (1038)

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30-01-2012, 09:15


Por Vampier

Prophet (2386)

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30-01-2012, 17:29

The IP has been aquired by Konami so nothing is lost; only the game company changed.

Por popolon33

Expert (85)

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30-01-2012, 19:40

Konami "spirit" from nowadays is nothing compare to the Konami "spirit" of the good old MSX days...
I wished Hudson soft went to Egg Project.

Por Samor

Prophet (2106)

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31-01-2012, 11:23

Well.. as far as the Konami "spirit"  goes... does Konami still do anything beyond releasing Pro Evolution Soccer games in Europe nowadays?

Por benedick

Resident (36)

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31-01-2012, 13:43

I always liked Hudson's shooters, specially "Gate of Thunder" LOL!
When I knew those news, first thing I did was plug the game again...

Por snout

Ascended (15184)

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31-01-2012, 13:56

@samor, well they did sponsor Event Eleven ^_^

but yes, somehow I've always failed to see the connection between Hudson and Konami. They're quite different at the very core. Ah well, perhaps now we'll get Metal Gear-themed variations on Bomberma Tongue

Por snout

Ascended (15184)

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31-01-2012, 13:57

News headline of the week, by the way, was definitely this one: "Hudson soft ceases to bee