Hudson Entertainment, the North American localisation arm of Japanese firm Hudson Soft, is to close its doors for the last time.
A blog post by product manager Morgan Haro has revealed the Western distributor of Hudson games has been disbanded, with all Hudson's previously planned projects hitting the skids as well, meaning we'll likely never see Bonk: Brink of Extinction hit WiiWare.
Konami recently announced plans to take over Hudson, a fact that has likely contributed to the closing of Hudson Entertainment's US office. Japanese firm Hudson Soft will still continue to produce games for mobile devices, but it seems the days of innovative home console titles A Shadow's Tale may be approaching the end.
Haro's blog post is an honest and insightful look at what happens when companies close down, and is well worth a read.