Hudson was founded in 1973 by Yuji and Hiroshi Kudo. The company went on to produce hit series such as Mario Party, Adventure Island and, of course, Bomberman. While Konami acquired a majority share of Hudson Soft in 2005, it wasn’t until last week that the merger was complete and Hudson became a fully absorbed entity. The developer left with these parting words via Twitter.
“Dear Hudson fans. Thanks for your support for all these years! We’ll be closing our account tomorrow. Please follow our titles @Konami”
To bid them a fond farewell, Hudson’s SNES title Super Bonk landed on Nintendo’s Virtual Console this morning.
Super Bonk [SNES] (Hudson Entertainment, 1 player, 800 Wii Points)
Planet Fish (Ludia, 1 player, 500 Wii Points)
A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots [demo version] (Onteca, 1-4 players, 0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points)
Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 – From The Abyss (Sonic Powered Co, 1 player, 200 DSi Points)
A Fairy Tale (Lemon Games, 1 player, 500 DSi Points)
Absolute Baseball (Tasuke, 1 player, 500 DSi Points)