Hudson Soft Company, Limited (株式会社ハドソン, kabushiki-gaisha Hadoson?), formally known as Honeybee Soft Company, Limited (株式会社ハニービー・ソフト?), was a Japanese electronic entertainment publisher headquartered in the Midtown Tower in Tokyo Midtown, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, with an additional office in the Hudson Building in Sapporo.[1]

It was founded on May 18, 1973. Initially, Hudson dealt with personal computer products, but had expanded to the development and publishing of video games, mobile content, and video game peripherals. As of 2003, the company employed over 500 people, with offices in Sapporo, Tokyo, and California. Hudson Soft was owned by Konami Corporation.[2] On March 1, 2012, Hudson Soft Co., Ltd. officially ceased to exist as it was absorbed into Konami.

Around 2010-2011, many employees migrated to Nintendo's restructured Nd Cube studio, which is headed by former Hudson Soft President, Hidetoshi Endo.[3]

Games Developed By Hudson SoftEdit

Title(s) Year first released Publisher Regions released Number of players ESRB/ Genre
Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth1998Hudson SoftJP, NA1E/—Action/2D Shooter
Bomberman 64: The Second Attack1999Vatical EntertainmentJP, NA4 !1–4E/—Action/Adventure
Bomberman Hero1999NintendoJP, NA, PAL1E/3+Action/Adventure
Bomberman 641997NintendoJP, NA, PAL4 !1–4K-A/3+Adventure/Puzzle
Dual Heroes1998Electro BrainJP, NA, PAL4 !1–4T/11+Arcade/Fighting
Mario Party1998NintendoJP, NA, PAL4 !1–4E/3+Board Games
Mario Party 21999NintendoJP, NA, PAL4 !1–4E/3+Board Games
Mario Party 32000NintendoJP, NA, PAL4 !1–4E/3+Board Games
Super B-Daman: Battle Phoenix 641998Hudson SoftJP4 !1–4Fighting/Mini Games
Getter Love!!1998Hudson SoftJP4 !1–4Simulation/Social
Power League 641997Hudson SoftJP4 !1–4Sports/Baseball
J-League Eleven Beat 19971997Hudson SoftJP4 !1–4Sports/Soccer
Centre Court Tennis1998BigBen InteractiveJP, PAL4 !1–4—/3+Sports/Tennis