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Hudson bids farewell as Konami merger completes

Wednesday, 30th March 2011 23:30 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Hudson has sent a sad little tweet thanking fans for their support over the years – and saying goodbye.

It said: “Dear Hudson fans. Thanks for your support for all these years! We’ll be closing our account tomorrow.

Konami’s acquisition of Hudson is due to complete tomorrow.

Hudson was founded in May 1973 by the Kudo brothers, Yuji and Hiroshi, having begun as a shop selling art photographs and telecommunications devices. It wouldn’t be until 1983, when it started developing games, before it would see the birth of its well-known series: Bomberman. Hudson also made the Adventure Island series.

Hudson also ported Super Mario titles and Donkey Kong 3 plus more to other platforms for Nintendo.

In 2005, Konami bought a majority share in Hudson before announcing in January this year it was to fully absorb it into the company. The main goal for the merger is for Hudson’s experience in mobile and social gaming after the debut of Viva! Mall.

Take a few moments to think fondly of all those Bomberman sessions over the years, and join us in wishing former Hudson-ites all the best.

Thanks, GoNintendo.

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12 Comments

  1. Gama_888

    damn,bomberman on the sega saturn was my favourite :’)
    Farewell!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Hunam

    Atomic Bomberman on the PC was the one I spent the most time with. Was utterly glorious.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    That Remake of Bomberman on Xbox Live was my favorite game of all time!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    =’(

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ruckus

    ;_;

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    GROUP HUG!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. clynchehaun

    Always wished they had an ultimate bomberman PSN game with every game type mode that was ever done. Coin Battle on the gamecube was responsible for many a late night!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. onlineatron

    Bomberman Zero was my favourite.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @8 trollololol? =P

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Galactic_Barret

    So, once konami completes the acquisition, the studio will be gutted and the franchises will be dropped? Why acquire it at all then?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Even Bomberman Zero’s mum didn’t love him.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Bloodyghost

    I liked Hero, 64 and Second Attack! Bomberman 64 the most though.

    Great serious, could of been better if Krap-nomi did not HELP distroy the next gen one. Never, try to mess with the Bomberman formula and characters.

    #12 3 years ago

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