[Illustration by Ashley Davis]
Just before the blackout, we learned that the last remains of Hudson are to be absorbed by Konami on March 1. While nothing has changed in that regard, Hudson saw fit to issue a statement clarifying a couple of points, namely that the Hudson homepage will remain open and that Hudson-brand properties will continue to exist.
You will have to excuse me if that doesn't quite fill me with confidence. Hudson was still somewhat alive when a bunch of its upcoming projects were cancelled. I can see perhaps a token Bomberman release for iOS, and I'm sure Konami wants to get those TurboGrafx-16 games out on the 3DS Virtual Console as soon as possible, but beyond that? I'm skeptical.
Oh, well. It's something, at least.
Hudson Bee May Live [Andriasang]