Late yesterday we reported the sad news that Konami is dissolving Hudson Soft, one of the industry's most experienced development companies. Although it's clear that Hudson will no longer exist as an independent entity, there's now hope that it may still retain its own brand and identity.

Hudson released a statement on its website, translated by Andriasang, which seems to suggest that the Hudson name will live on. The statement is quoted as saying the following:

We will continue to work to deliver new entertainment to our fans, now as a member of Konami Group.

It's also suggested that development projects under the Hudson name will continue, while its official Japanese website will stay online. If that is the case then there is hope that Hudson and its franchises will have a future, even if it continues its recent focus on the mobile gaming market.