HUDSON ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES“POP‘EM DROP‘EM SAMEGAME” PUZZLE PLAY FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON Wii

REDWOOD CITY, CA - January 16, 2009 - Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, today announced that it will launch Pop‘Em Drop‘Em Samegame, a new puzzle game available for WiiWare™. Designed for casual players, the game is simple to play but hard to master and has multiplayer fun for up to four players.

Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame features classic puzzle gameplay in which players match two or more colored blocks to clear them. As blocks are cleared, the remaining blocks will shift. If players are skilled enough, bonus points are awarded when all blocks are cleared. The game allows for play with up to four friends at home in three fast-paced multiplayer modes: Fame Game, Shame Game and Blame Game. Players can also customize the game by changing the block design and backgrounds.

The game features simple, easy to understand puzzle elements that casual gamers will love. It is easy and addictive to play but challenging to master. Players simply need to match two or more colored blocks and hit a button. It’s that easy! The challenge comes when players advance and try to maximize their score.

"Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame is the most accessible casual puzzle game available on WiiWare," said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment. "This game is for casual game fans who enjoy the simplicity and addictive fun of classic puzzle gameplay.”

Pop‘Em Drop‘Em Samegame is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

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About Hudson Entertainment, Inc.

Hudson Entertainment is the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: console games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, and Super Adventure Island. Hudson's mobile division is a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of hip-hop ring tones and mobile content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.

Hudson Entertainment, Hudson Soft, and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hudson Soft. Bomberman is a registered trademark of Hudson Soft.

Trademarks of Nintendo used under license. WiiWare is available only through the Wii console.

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