"The price for the base game on Steam will be $4.99. For that, players will get the core game without ads – the ios base game is free, but is supported by ads – the Council team, the Team Fortress 2 expansion team, which can then be used on iOS devices also and the Council-inspired Ninja Cowl cosmetic item for TF2," said community manager Justin Korthof of Robot to us about the release.
Korthof tells us additional pricing for expansion team packs will be revealed when the game goes live in a few hours.
Update: Available now.
Steam version includes exclusive playable Team Fortress 2™ team and unlockables.
PLANO, Texas – August 8, 2012 – Robot Entertainment has announced that the Steam version of their critically acclaimed mobile strategy game, Hero Academy, is now available on PC! Players who purchase the game on Steam will unlock an exclusive new heroic team featuring the mercenaries from Valve Software's wildly popular Team Fortress 2. Additionally, each heroic expansion team pack that players purchase in Hero Academy on Steam will unlock a unique cosmetic item in Team Fortress 2.
Download Hero Academy right now on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/209270/
Test your skills in this light-hearted battle between friends! Heroic teams have gathered to engage in friendly contests on the Academy playfields. Will your team emerge triumphant? Enter a world of swords and magic, and challenge friends old and new to a contest of tactics and skill. From the human Council to the mysterious Dark Elves, every team needs a fearless captain to lead them to victory. Only those that leverage their team's strengths and capitalize on their opponent's weaknesses will protect their crystal and win the day. The Academy extends a warm welcome to all – whether they're already heroes, or simply heroes in training!
Challenge friends on Steam or iOS to asynchronous one-on-one battles via online multiplayer. Play a heated bout in twenty minutes or across a full day, whenever you have a few moments. You can play all of your Hero Academy matches at your desk, on your iPad, or on the go with your iPhone!
Launch Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFNci-hJ5lo&feature=youtu.be
· Cross-Platform Multiplayer Gaming – Challenge friends on Steam or iOS to asynchronous one-on-one battles via online multiplayer. Play a heated bout in twenty minutes or across a full day, whenever you have a few moments. Play all of your Hero Academy matches at your desk, on your iPad, or on the go with your iPhone!
· Exclusive TF2 team – The Steam version of Hero Academy includes the Council starter team and an exclusive new team featuring characters, upgrades, and abilities from Team Fortress 2! You can only unlock this team via Steam, but once unlocked you can use them anywhere that you play Hero Academy.
· Team Fortress 2 unlockable items – Each expansion team purchased in Hero Academy on Steam will unlock a unique cosmetic item in Team Fortress 2.
· Quick to Learn – Casual players can attack without mercy, while tactics game buffs will love the strategic cat-and-mouse gameplay
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.