TGS 2008: Hudson Entertainment’s show line-up actually includes non-Wii title

Oh, those crazy folks at Hudson — they sure do like them some Wii! In a wild turn of events, the publisher has announced their Tokyo Game Show 2008 line-up and one of the games is — gasp! — a PlayStation 3 title!

Yup, among their showing at next week’s show will be the recently announced PlayStation Network title, Bomberman Ultra. It will be joined by Fishing Master World Tour and Marble Saga: Kororinpa, both for the Wii. 

It’s only three games, and what will be on display is nothing shocking, but we’ll be sure to stop by their booth and bring you some hands-on impressions and details. And it’s not just because Hudson’s “booth girls” were wearing the skimpiest outfits at last year’s TGS. We promise.


Classic and New Franchise Favorites Alike Will Be On Exhibit in Booth

REDWOOD CITY, CA – October 1, 2008 – Hudson Entertainment, the North
American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, today announced their lineup
for the 2008 Tokyo Game Show taking place in Japan this month.  The
Hudson lineup includes newly announced Kororinpa 2 for WiiT, Bomberman
Ultra for PlayStation® Network and Fishing Master World Tour for Wii.
Hudson will be exhibiting at the show from October 9-12, 2008.

Information on each title that will be on the show floor is listed
below. For more information on Hudson at TGS or any of these titles,
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Coming to North America in Q1 2009, FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR offers
over 200 different types of fish to catch, enabling players to catch
fish in their native waters around the world in the first ever global
fishing game on Wii. FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR offers over forty
different locations to fish from in seven different regions. Players
can fish on Easter Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, on the Amazon
River and many more exotic global locations. Staying true to the first
version’s realistic controls, anglers use the Wii RemoteT and NunchukT
to battle fish just like in real life.  Pull the Wii Remote left and
right as the fish fights from the end of the line and adjust the drag
to avoid breaking the line. Once players have their skills down, they
can compete with friends with four-person multiplayer modes, catch
rare fish with exclusive boss battle controls or jump online in Wi-Fi
leaderboards tracking the best players in the U.S.

Marble Saga: Kororinpa (Wii)

Marble Saga: Kororinpa, an exciting puzzle adventure centered around an
ant and the quest that he sets out on, is coming exclusively to Wii
next spring.  The sequel to Kororinpa: Marble Mania, Marble Saga:
Kororinpa is full of new levels for gamers to explore, 4-person
multiplayer gameplay, tons of customization, use of a player’s Mii,
the ability to connect and compete online and the use of the Wii
Balance BoardT as features.

The story of Marble Saga: Kororinpa takes place with players heading
out on a journey with Anthony the Ant as he searches for the Golden
Sunflower. By guiding Anthony’s marble around the Ant World and
searching for items which are valuable to help reach the Golden
Sunflower, gamers will help Anthony save his colony.  Along the way
players will face dangerous mazes and use cool and amazing widgets and
gadgets to guide Anthony to his objective.  Marble Saga: Kororinpa
offers endless customization as well as the Wii Connect 24T feature
which allows gamers to share the unique stages they can create in Edit
Mode.  In addition gamers can compete through online Leaderboards via
the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for the best scores in the world.

Bomberman Ultra (PSN)

Bomberman Ultra is an all-new Bomberman for digital download on the
PLAYSTATION®Network coming this winter.  Fans of the popular series
will be able to compete with the best Bomberman players worldwide, as
Bomberman Ultra delivers frantic 8-player multiplayer battles online
in 14 exotic arenas, as well as 4-player local multiplayer. Players
can customize their own Bomberman characters with more than 50
character costumes, resulting in more than 150,000 possible

Nick Chester