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Konami yet to rule on Hudson games

Thursday, 24th March 2011 04:57 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Konami has said it has not made an official decision on Hudson’s projects, which were cut from Famitsu’s release schedule this week.

Wired received a stern statement from the publisher on the undecided fate of games like Bomberman 3D and Bonk.

“If (the announcement) didn’t come from us, it’s not true. We have not distributed any official list of Hudson products yet.”

Although it has been suggested that Famitsu cleared Hudson Soft’s projects following news of the studio’s re-purposing, a number of other canceled projects have been noted by Andriasang, including two ancient listings from Konami of which nothing has been heard in years.

Another pair long-forgotten titles from Now Production, which may have been Konami-published projects, also got the chop.

It’s looking like Famitsu’s editorial took a gamble on some uninformed tidying, or that Konami’s Japanese arm requested a clean up of the magazine’s release schedule. If the latter, it wouldn’t be the first time the Western branch of a Japanese publisher went uninformed.

Hudson Soft has cut 40 Japanese jobs in the Konami acquisition, and closed the entire Californian division.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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  1. Suikoden Fan

    i have no doubt bomberman will still be released, its a big franchise thats popular with casuals and hardcores together.

    #1 3 years ago