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Twilight video game absence has 'cost millions'

Analyst reckons game tie-in would have raked in the cash

The lack of a Twilight video game has wasted the opportunity to make "millions", according to analysts.

Speaking to MCV Magazine this week, Games Investor Consulting analyst Nick Gibson said:

"Given how hot a property it is, [a Twilight video game] could easily present a seven-figure exploitation opportunity, especially if publishers consider taking it beyond retail gaming and considers network gaming," said

"It may well be that the rights holders aren't aware of the potential benefits because they haven't explored the games market before."

There has been no word on a standalone Twilight video game from any publisher up to now. If created, Gibson said it could find a huge market with female gamers - particularity on Wii and DS.

There is one Twilight video game available, however - Konami's themed Scene It?, which hits the UK today. Reports have also said that BrainJunk Studios has acquired the licence to make a Twilight video game.

Twilight: New Moon is released on DVD on March 22nd, while the third film in the series, Eclipse, is due to reach cinemas later this year.