Activision doing Percy Jackson & The Olympians game

Activision has announced that it will publish the video game based on the upcoming film Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, which is itself based on the children's book of the same name. Being unfamiliar with the book, we assumed the story centered around a young, inexperienced pimp and his band of gymnastic prostitutes. Activision has announced that the game will be a tactical RPG for the DS and, frankly, the prospect of a portable pimping RPG is positively delightful.

Upon further research, however, it turns out that the movie and game center around a young man with godly powers. Alongside his godly friends, he searches for "Zeus' master lightning bolt." Not quite as intriguing as a pimping RPG, but we suppose it'll have to do ... for now.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lighting Thief strikes the DS on February 9.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.