Japanese publisher Konami has confirmed its intention to make Bomberman developer Hudson its wholly-owned subsidiary.
Konami already owned a 54 per cent stake in Hudson, a majority share it's held since 2005.
The move to 100 per cent ownership will be made via stock swap, reports Andriasang, and is due to happen on April 1.
Hudson boss Michihiro Ishzuka will step down in favour of Konami's Kazuhiko Uehara. Konami has yet to decide on whether the subsumed developer will keep its name.
The publisher intends to use its new acquisition to move further into mobile and social games.
Konami has also revealed plans to absorb another Japanese developer, Digital Golf.