Konami to dissolve Hudson

Bomberman maker Hudson will officially cease to exist as a company after being absorbed into Konami Digital Entertainment on March 1.

The developer behind series like Bonk, Adventure Island and Mario Party issued notice of the impending change today in compliance with Japanese law, Andriasang reports.

Konami assumed full control over Hudson last April, having held a 54 per cent stake in the company since 2005. At the time, it signalled its intention to take advantage of Hudson’s experience in game distribution for cell phones and a desire to make further forays into the mobile and social markets.

Future plans for Hudson’s franchises have not been announced, but Konami said it intends to concentrate all of its mobile and social content development resources in one location.