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5:00 AM on 07.28.2010

Bonk should never have been rendered in 3D

I don't mean to be such a dick tonight, but what is up with these images of the upcoming Bonk: Brink of Extinction? Now, I'll grant you, these aren't screenshots of the final product but it does not look good. I love Bon...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:00 PM on 06.18.2010

E3 10: Platforming in Bonk: Brink of Extinction

It's been an interesting year for retro games making a return, especially those that were b-level at best. For example, Rocket Knight made an acceptable return in a downloadable platformer, and Nintendo has brought back Kid I...

Ben Perlee

5:50 PM on 06.17.2010

E3 10: Zombie mode with Bomberman Live: Battlefest

Destructoid has a good relationship with Hudson. Afterall, Mr. Destructoid himself showed up in Hudson's Bomberman Live, an exclusive experience that makes us all proud. However, Mr. Destructoid or not, Bomberman has proven i...

Ben Perlee

5:55 PM on 06.14.2010

E3 10: Hudson bringing Deca Sports to Kinect

Damn, wasn't expecting this! Hudson has just announced that they're bringing the Deca Sports franchise over to the Xbox 360 and Kinect. Deca Sports Freedom will be out this Fall and bring with it new sport games designed arou...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:40 AM on 04.30.2010

Lost in Shadow release date [update]

Lost in Shadow looks like a pretty cool guy. It's a platformer from Hudson in which a boy's shadow climbs a tower. He has to walk along other shadows, aided by Spangle the Sylph who can change light sources to create new shad...

Jim Sterling



Lost in Shadow is an Adventure with light  photo
Lost in Shadow is an Adventure with light
by Ben Perlee

While last night was a night for Konami, they have a thoughtful policy of including Hudson in the festivities. Off in a separate room, Hudson was showing off a couple of Wi titles they have planned for this year. One of them was the quirky Lost in Shadow.

Equal parts Echochrome and shadow puppets, Lost in Shadow is a game that switches gamers perception on gameplay, and requires them to think outside the box of what they think is really going on on the screen. It is certainly a great basis for an action puzzler, that's for sure. 

Hit the jump for this the light and shadow-based game.

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8:00 PM on 04.09.2010

Oops! Prank Party is a thing from Hudson

On top of the Deca Sports 3 reveal, Hudson has announced Oops! Prank Party for the Wii. The party game is a mixture of 100 puzzle-solving and reflex-testing style mini-games for up to four players. Losing in the game will see...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Hudson reveals Deca Sports 3 photo
Hudson reveals Deca Sports 3
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Hudson revealed Deca Sports 3 last night and the new entry to the series brings ten new sports games plus some new features to the franchise. Volleyball, racket ball, fencing, lacrosse, logging, springboard diving, halfpipe snowboarding, free style kayaking, air racing and giant slalom all make up the the new sports.

This time around, you'll be able to play the games with the Wii MotionPlus. You'll still be able to play without the MotionPlus attachment, but I found that I had an easier time with the air racing game with the MotionPlus on.

You'll also be able to play online this time around too against two to four players. Only volleyball, lacrosse, racquetball and fencing will be playable online however.

Deca Sports 3 will be out this Fall for the Wii.

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8:30 PM on 04.06.2010

Hudson's Knights of the Phantom Castle looks great, retro

Hudson's new iPad game Knights of the Phantom Castle was not on my radar until this afternoon. I saw some screenshots of the really nice looking, 16-bit-ish strategy game and was like hey, this looks good! Sprites, role-playi...

Dale North







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Review: Calling
by Jim Sterling

People like to criticize cheap scares, but I frankly love them. A slow walk down a dark corridor followed by a shameless "BOO" moment works every time. Don't get me wrong, creepy psychological horror is great, but sometimes you just want something to jump from behind a bush and scream at you. 

This is why Calling looked so promising. It is a shameless collection of Japanese horror cliches -- long black hair, scary little girls, sentient dolls -- and an equally shameless purveyor of cheap thrills and by-the-books shock tactics. Unrefined, unoriginal, but certainly a laugh. 

Oh, but how wrong I was. Calling may provide all the cheap scares in the business, but when the fear evaporates, you need something substantial backing it up. Does Calling have that backup? Of course it doesn't. Read on as we review Calling.

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11:40 AM on 02.09.2010

Hudson brings Dream Chronicles to PSN, XBLA

Dream Chronicles started out as a PC game, but now it's coming to Xbox's Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network by way of Hudson. It's a surreal mystery dreamscape adventure game. That make any sense? It will when you see it...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 02.04.2010

Hudson's Wii game Calling goes so gold it's scary

Hudson has announced that its upcoming survival horror Wii-exclusive, Calling, has gone gold. That means that the game's scheduled ship date March 9 is locked, and you'll want to sock away $39.99 to pick it up. Our own Jim St...

Nick Chester

10:20 AM on 01.25.2010

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood on Wii Virtual Console

Fans of Castlevania, rejoice! It has been revealed that Hudson of all publishers is bringing Castlevania: Rondo of Blood to the Wii's Virtual Console some time soon. The game has been rated by the ESRB, so is ready to hit the...

Jim Sterling



Preview: Calling photo
Preview: Calling
by Jim Sterling

Japanese horror games love the Wii. For some reason, the family-friendly console has been a virtual Mecca for survival horror games and quirky fright-fests such as Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, and Ju-On: The Grudge. The latest game to join the flock is Calling, a first-person scare-em-up told from the perspective of four different characters. 

Having played a demo version of the game and enjoyed such classic Japanese tropes as fightening dolls and scary little girls, I can safely say that Calling is quite a cool little novelty, even if its scares and gimmicks are corny as Hell. In fact, the high cheese factor may be Calling's most redeeming feature. 

Read on for the full story.

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8:30 AM on 12.28.2009

Nintendo DLC: WiiWare gives (re)birth to Castlevania

Of the ten digital games being released across Nintendo's platforms today, one stands out like the bright, popping lights in Eddie Adams' dreams when he saw the name "Dirk Diggler" -- Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth! For th...

Nick Chester

7:00 PM on 12.21.2009

Hudson reveals Roaring Laughter for the Wii

Hudson showed off a new game during Jump Festa in Japan and it was already in playable form! The game is called O-warai Party Game 100 Bakusho, which translates to Funny Party Game 100 Roaring Laughter. As you can guess, the ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz