Hudson Soft

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
Hoa and kidinbed

Video captures courtesy of
kidinbed

Background

Hudson Soft Co. was a Japanese video game company that released numerous games for video game consoles, home computers and mobile phones, mainly from the 1980s to the 2000s. It was headquartered in the Midtown Tower in Tokyo Midtown, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, with an additional office in the Hudson Building in Sapporo. founded in 1973, Hudson Soft was taken over by Konami in January 2011 and absorbed into the latter in March 2012.

(1988-March 2012)

Logo: On a white or black background, we see a bee (Hachisuke). Next to the bee is the word "HUDSON" in a Playbill font.

Variants:

  • Sometimes, it's superimposed.
  • There is an animated variant introduced in 2002, where the bee zooms with orange trailing light on a black background. The letters zoom from various angles with green trailing light. Then the background changes to white.
  • Another animated version has the logo changing its colors to rusty brown after a sudden stonefall.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the game or silence. Sometimes, we hear a japanese crazy voice shouting "By Hudson!".

Availability: Seen on many games, like the Mario Party series.

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