Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Announced and Screens

February release timed to opening of the anticipated film from 20th Century Fox
Activision Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing) have announced that Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief will hit the store shelves on February 9th, exclusively for Nintendo DS. Based on the first title in Rick Riordan's best-selling book series and the anticipated film from 20th Century Fox, the tactical role-playing game puts players in command of Percy Jackson and his fellow demigods as they battle for survival in a contemporary world ruled by powerful Greek gods. 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 "godly" abilities and battle advantages. Planning which team member to take into battle is key to survival - certain combinations of characters boost their effectiveness. Three screenshots have been inserted in our gallery.