Veteran Japanese developer to be absorbed.
Konami has announced that developer Hudson Soft will be formally dissolved on March 1st 2012. The company will be absorbed into Konami Digital Entertainment, in a move that was approved by Hudson board members in a meeting on January 12th.
Hudson were founded in 1973 and are perhaps best known for creating the Bomberman series and Bonk, as well as developing Mario Party for Nintendo. Konami fully acquired Hudon’s shares in April 2011, and are currently mainly focussed on mobile content. The mobile division will be taken over by Konami Digital Entertainment. No news on whether any of Hudson’s IPs will be retained or not.