NDS Activision announces Percy Jackson adventure on Nintendo DS

Activision has announced a movie tie-in for Nintendo DS. No other platforms (for now) will see a release of Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, just the Nintendo DS.

Activision 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."

Posted on 11-01-2010 by Dennis


  • EA are also doing on of their FLIPS titles for this.

    Andrew, 30-11--0001 at 00:00

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