Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Video Game for Nintendo DS(TM) Announced by Activision Publishing

Activision Publishing, Inc. announced today the February 9, 2010 release of Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief,
the Nintendo DS video game based on Disney-Hyperion Books’
best-selling fantasy novel and highly anticipated film from 20th
Century Fox. The video game is a tactical role playing game for
Nintendo DS? that puts players in command of Percy Jackson and his
fellow demigods as they battle for survival in a world ruled by
vengeful Greek gods.

Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea, who is in
great danger because of jealousy and fear of his powers and heritage.
Players in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief will
adventure across America in search of Zeus’ master lightning bolt while
assembling their best fighting team to go head-to-head against ruthless
enemies. Joining Percy are his friends Annabeth and Grover, and plenty
more allies each with his or her own "godly" abilities and battle
advantages. Planning which team member to take into battle is key to
survival lots of opportunities exist in the game for different
characters’ abilities to interact with one another, and for characters
to boost each other’s effectiveness.

"Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books have been on the New York Times Best Seller list for children’s books for over 120 weeks straight, and the Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief film is one of the most buzzed about for 2010," said David Oxford,
Activision Publishing. "We’re honored to work on such a hot property,
building on the elements that fans love to create a fantastic video
game that can be played on the go."

"The film is so action-packed that a video game is a natural extension," said Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief film director Chris Columbus. "Activision has been the ideal partner to bring the book to life yet another thrilling way."


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