Activision and Twentieth Century Fox today announced the release of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief video game for Nintendo DS. The tactical role-playing game is based on Rick Riordan’s book series and 20th Century Fox’s movie Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, which arrives in theaters February 12th.
Based on the first novel in the best-selling book series, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief is set in a modern world where the twelve gods of Mount Olympus are alive and Percy Jackson, the teenage son of Poseidon, is suspected by Zeus of stealing his lightning bolt, the universe’s most powerful weapon. Percy must prove his innocence, save his mother, and avoid a devastating war among the gods.
Players will need to employ all the spells and strategies at their disposal as they lead Percy and his friends, Annabeth and Grover, through every exciting scenario. As they overcome enemies they will grow more powerful and learn new skills to aid them as they search for the lost lighting bolt. Planning which team member to take into battle is key to survival – certain combinations of characters boost their effectiveness.