Konami to close Hudson Soft

Bomberman developer to be absorbed into Konami Digital Entertainment

Metal Gear Solid publisher Konami has confirmed that it will dissolve developer Hudson Soft on March 1.

Andriasang reported that the Bomberman developer will be absorbed into Konami Digital Entertainment, but there is no news as yet as to how the move will affect Hudson Soft's franchises.

Konami acquired the development studio on 2005, after the development studio approached it for assistance following serious losses.

As well as Bomberman, the studio, which was founded in 1973, crated Star Solider, Bonk and Adventure Island.

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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 10 years ago

I hope Bomberman and Bonk lives on.
I feel my childhood melting away.
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Kyle Davidson10 years ago
I don't understand why Konami bothered buying Hudson Soft in the first place. As far as I can recall, they have released nothing of any real quality since the acquisition.

What a waste of some great IP's.
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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 10 years ago
I think it would be a great opportunity to revitalize some classic IP's like, bomberman, bonk, adventure island, hagane, faxanadu, milon's secret castle. Its just a matter of konami building good games based on these IP's.
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 10 years ago
I heard this early this morning and it stinks. I did some work for Hudson (a guide for an iOS game) and I knew they were on rocky ground, but it was a shock when they went under last year. All I'll say is If Bomberman and a SD Solid Snake aren't in some weird combo game at some point, it's s total waste.

Rick: In a way, it seems as if only indie developers are doing the types of games you're fond of correctly. That, or those classics you mentioned will get shifted to mobile devices or made as social games because we're "trained" to see "classic" as "retrp" instead of just damn good.

Bleh. Off to play some Bomberman and reminisce for a bit...
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Jace Cisnero Games/Level Designers 10 years ago
So many great titles in their back catalog. RIP
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Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer 10 years ago
The first time I've ever felt like shouting "Noooo you fools" at a company!
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