Hudson Soft is Now 100% Konami
According to Andriasang, Bomberman and Adventure Island creators Hudson Soft is expected to be completely assimilated by Konami this spring. While Konami’s already had a 54% majority stake in the company since April 2005, come April 1st they’ll own 100% of Hudson, making it a wholly owned subsidiary via a stock swap. Hudson CEO Michihiro Ishizuka is expected to resign on 3/31, with Konami Digital Entertainment’s Kazuhiko Uehara taking his place.
No word on whether or not they’ll keep the Hudson name, although I’m sure that won’t stop them from whoring out Bomberman across all platforms while completely ignoring quality titles like Lost in Shadow.