Hero Academy's Team Fortress 2 team sounds pretty powerful

Hero Academy's Team Fortress 2 team sounds pretty powerful
After announcing that Hero Academy would soon be making its way to Steam, developer Robot Entertainment has now revealed details surrounding the PC version's special Team Fortress 2 team. One thing Hero Academy players will notice right away is that there are a lot of different units. The Team Fortress 2 team has a whopping 9 units, as compared to every other team's 5.

All the Team Fortress 2 classes are represented, each with different special abilities. The Spy, for example, is a cloaked unit that can't be targeted at range. Meanwhile the Engineer can upgrade other units' weapons, the Demoman lobs area-of-effect grenades and the Sniper can target any unit in the same row. As if all that weren't enough, the team's bonus allows them to gain an extra action point every time they stomp an enemy unit (remove it from the board).

Honestly, it sounds like the team will be pretty powerful, although, in fairness, Robot hasn't announced how many of each unit will be available and the team description makes no mention of consumable items.

In other news, the PC version of Hero Academy will include a map based on "Well" from Team Fortress 2. Oh, and of course purchasing other heroic teams will unlock cosmetic items in Team Fortress 2. See some new screens in the gallery below and check out the full team description after the break.%Gallery-160616%
  • Spy – A cloaked unit who cannot be targeted at range. The Spy deals massive damage when attacking an enemy from behind.
  • Scout – A fast-moving recon hero; Players gain an AP when deploying the Scout. The Scout automatically hops backwards when hit by an opponent.
  • Sniper – The Sniper can target enemies anywhere in his row. At the end of your turn, the Sniper crouches. If he remains unscathed until your next turn, the Sniper gains increased power on his next shot.
  • Medic – The Medic heals and revives allies; He can link to a full-health ally to increase their power.
  • Engineer – A defensive hero with a basic ranged attack. The Engineer can upgrade allies' weapons.
  • Heavy – The Heavy does AOE attack at range. Every successive attack deals more damage as his minigun spins up.
  • Pyro - He does full damage to two enemies in a row; The Pyro's attack can hit cloaked Spies.
  • Demoman – The Demoman lobs grenades that do AOE damage. He does bonus damage when attacking crystals.
  • Soldier – The Soldier is a ranged hero. He uses powerful rockets to knock enemy units back.

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HERO ACADEMY'S TEAM FORTRESS 2™ TEAM DETAILS REVEALED!

Get your first look at TF2 cosmetic items based on Hero Academy's heroic teams

PLANO, Texas – July 18, 2012 – Robot Entertainment has released new screenshots and details that offer players a first look at the unique abilities of the upcoming Steam-exclusive Team Fortress 2 heroic team. As with all previous teams, the release of the new Team Fortress 2 team will be accompanied by TF2 avatar packs for your Hero Academy profile and a new playing field inspired by the TF2 capture-the-flag map, "Well." In addition to the exciting new team, each of the previously released heroic expansion teams that players purchase in the Steam version of the game will unlock a unique cosmetic item in Team Fortress 2 inspired by a member of that team. Hero Academy will be available on Steam on August 8th, 2012, and is currently available on the iOS App Store.

Team Fortress 2 Heroic Team Details
From a distant land and time beyond the Clouds of Vapor, the Team Fortress heroes have taken the Hero Academy field by storm. With a wide variety of heroes and flexible advanced weaponry, they have an answer for any situation and an aggressive playstyle.

Team Bonus: Relentless Action - Stomping enemies grants an action point.

· Spy – A cloaked unit who cannot be targeted at range. The Spy deals massive damage when attacking an enemy from behind.

· Scout – A fast-moving recon hero; Players gain an AP when deploying the Scout. The Scout automatically hops backwards when hit by an opponent.

· Sniper – The Sniper can target enemies anywhere in his row. At the end of your turn, the Sniper crouches. If he remains unscathed until your next turn, the Sniper gains increased power on his next shot.

· Medic – The Medic heals and revives allies; He can link to a full-health ally to increase their power.

· Engineer – A defensive hero with a basic ranged attack. The Engineer can upgrade allies' weapons.

· Heavy – The Heavy does AOE attack at range. Every successive attack deals more damage as his minigun spins up.

· Pyro - He does full damage to two enemies in a row; The Pyro's attack can hit cloaked Spies.

· Demoman – The Demoman lobs grenades that do AOE damage. He does bonus damage when attacking crystals.

· Soldier – The Soldier is a ranged hero. He uses powerful rockets to knock enemy units back.



Hero Academy is an asynchronous multiplayer tactics game from Robot Entertainment that can be played on iOS and Steam. Featuring humorous fantasy visuals, Hero Academy is a mix of classic strategy and fast-paced casual gaming and has something for every player. For more information about Hero Academy, please visit http://www.HeroAcademyApp.com.

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