Rick Riordan’s best selling novel series about Percy Jackson, a demi-god living in present day New York, has been calling out for a movie and game for quite some time. We’ve known for a while that they are both on the way, but we now have an official release date.
Activision has announced that Percy Jackson and the Gods of Mount Olympus: The Lightning Thief will be coming to the DS on February 9, 2010. This is three days prior to the film’s Febrary 12, 2010 theater date. Fans of the series can expect an action packed tactical RPG that Fox (The movie’s producers) is very excited about. Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President of New Media Licensing for Fox Licensing had this to say about the game:
Chris Columbus (The film’s director) has made a great film that is very true to the fantastic stories in the book series. We needed a partner that could take this vision and translate it into a great and most importantly – fun – game for all the fans. Activision has certainly delivered.