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Hudson closes its doors, all planned projects canceled

Feb 08 // Jonathan Holmes

Here's the worst piece of news I've heard in a while. According to Morgan Haro, the CEO of Hudson Entertainment, the Western branch of Hudson Soft, will be closing down at the end February when Konami acquires the company. All projects being headed by Hudson Entertainment are now canceled. We don't know exactly what that means, as Hudson is yet to release a list of which games were headed by Hudson Soft, as opposed to Hudson Entertainment. That said, I doubt this is good news for those looking forward to the now ironically titled Bonk: Brink of Extinction.

When SNK went bankrupt, I was all sorts of depressed. I was sure that it meant the end of Metal Slug, King of Fighters, and any chance of a Ikari Warriors revival. Turns out my depression was mostly over nothing, as after SNK was acquired by Playmore, we've seen tons of new Metal Slug and KoF games, more than some of us might have even wanted.

I'm hoping the same thing happens with Hudson in the long run, but I'm sure that's no consolation for the employees of Hudson Entertainment who are now out of work. Let's hope they all find new jobs soon, at Konami, Hudson Soft, or otherwise.

Report: Hudson Entertainment Shut down [Joystiq]


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