Konami To Acquire Hudson
Konami plans to annex Hudson as an official subsidiary once the transaction is finalized.
So what does this mean for Hudson's familiar properties, such as Bomberman and Adventure Island, or for Hudson's lucrative third-party development agreements that are already in place with companies such as Nintendo and Sega? For now, Konami and Hudson execs are keeping quiet about future plans.
Both companies hope that the newly-struck subsidiary status will increase Hudson's net worth and help simplify the ailing company's current reorganization process.
It'll be interesting to see what happens, if anything, to Nintendo's Mario Party franchise as a result of this move. Hudson has been developing Mario Party games for Nintendo since the Nintendo 64 days, and that partnership has proven to be lucrative for both companies.
4/12/2005 Frank Provo