Outrageously addictive and endlessly compelling iOS title Hero Academy is set to make its way to Valve's game distribution service.

According to Eurogame, the Steam version of the turn-based battle game comes complete with a squad of big-headed Team Fortress 2 characters.

Additionally, gamers who own both version of developer Robotic Entertainment's title will also be able to play it across both platforms, so they can really find out whether casual smartphone gamers can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their more hardcore counterparts.

Steam and Apple Game Centre will connect together in a way that has not been revealed yet, but the ability to freely go between the platforms has been confirmed.

Once the Team Fortress 2 squad of battlers is unlocked on the Steam version, it can also be transported to the iPhone or iPad too.

The game works in a slightly similar way to chess. Each team takes it in turn to try to destroy their opposing team's crystals. But the only way to succeed is to make the most of each member of their squad's individual skills and special powers.

It is a strictly multiplayer game, besides the initial tutorial segment, with the game trying to match up similar level players in order to provide a fair battle. There is no time limit on the turns either, so gamers can leave a match running and return to it a later date. Don't worry though, multiple battles can be run at once, so there's no need to sit there waiting hours for someone to take their turn.

Through iTunes the title is free, with the developers making money through gamers buying extra squads on top of the default one provided. It can be safe to assume that the Steam version will work in the same manner.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801397543-ADNFCR
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