Apparently, there has been some confusion over a recent Bronson Pelletier (“Jared” – wolfpack) interview in which he indicated that he had to wear motion-capture gear for a shoot and the footage was to be used for a video game.
Twilight Lexicon has the full details, but the gist is that there is no Twilight Saga video game on the way, per Summit Entertainment.
It is assumed the motion-capture suit and the resulting recording is part of the CGI work being done for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Each film has been different in its approach to the matter of CGI wolves, so it’s certainly understandable there might be confusion on the issue.
The reason I brought this up here is to discuss: Would you really even want a Twilight video game?
Many moons ago, I wrote a response to a suggestion that there was a lot of lost potential financial intake associated with no Twilight Saga video game. Here’s a point I made back then that I think still applies now:
“While the Twilight saga is certainly a journey for its readership, and it is definitely a good source of film material, it may not have the right sort of event progression necessary to make a good video game. I may be wrong about this, but a lot of what happens in the story is inflective and experiential.”
Do you agree with that, or do you think there should(‘ve) be(en) a Twilight video game? At this point, the prospect seems unlikely, so the point is probably moot. For one reason or another, it just hasn’t happened yet.
We’ve definitely seen little pieces of the Twilight Saga become playable material, thanks, really, to the Volvo sponsorship deal that’s been in place since New Moon (and will continue with Breaking Dawn). Those were rather creative efforts at making the Twilight Saga playable. New Moon‘s Volvo game campaign was significantly better than the one for Eclipse because there were many layers of play (my favorite was the “Bella” running through Volterra Square one). Still, each stretched the events quite a bit to make it worthwhile.
Even so, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is on deck next year, and we know this is going to bring about “Bella Vamp” and showcase the many talents of the other vampires involved in the final installment to the Saga, I get the impression there’d be more to work with in that film. I can just imagine picking a character – “Benjamin,” for example – and duking it out with “Alec” or “Jane.” Or having a team-building (something like Fantasy Football) exercise wherein you pick the strongest vampires and put them up against another’s team. It’d be fun, I think. Your thoughts?
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