Sadly, the man that gave me a free copy of Lost in Shadow announced this week that Hudson West is shutting down all new projects via the Konami buy-out. They'll still exist in Japan technically, but it sounded like for small, social gaming kinda stuff.
Franchises: Bomberman, Adventure Island, Bonk, Mario Party, Bloody Roar
Other notables: Lost in Shadow, Lode Runner, Faxandu, Adventures of Dino Riki, Milon's Secret Castle, Super Star Soldier, Punch Ball Mario Bros. (really)
It's safe to say, I'm playing the best game Hudson has put out in a long long time. Since, for my money, the first Mario Party. My hope is that we get some collections ala what Playmore has done with SNK.
What would you make with Hudson property?
I would pass some characters off to make a fighting game. There were rumors of a Hudson vs fighting game some time back. Bomberman, Higgins and Bonk would all work great in a classy 2D fighter. But that's about all though, so sell it to someone who knows what they're doing.