'Hero Academy' delayed on Steam by 'last minute issues'

Hero Academy missed its launch date on Steam yesterday and will release on the service as soon as the developer fixes "a couple of last minute issues."

Hero Academy, Robot Entertainment's asynchronous strategy game, missed its launch date on Steam yesterday and will release on the service as soon as the developer fixes "a couple of last minute issues," according to Hero Academy's official Twitter account.

"The issue only seems to affect a small portion of players, but we're not comfortable shipping the game until we've resolved it," Robot Entertainment's Justin Korthof told Joystiq. "We know it's a nuisance for players who were excited to start playing yesterday, but it's important to us that Hero Academy is at its best when it's released."

Although Steam now lists the release date as August 16th, a post on the game's Twitter account says that the date is simply a placeholder and that the studio hopes to squash the bug and release the game well in advance of that date. An update on Twitter early this morning said that the studio had made progress last night and promised further updates.

Polygon spoke with Robot Entertainment about bringing the free-to-play property to Steam and the challenges of redesigning the mobile game for PC play. When it ships, the Steam version will include a Team Fortress 2 team, which will be available to mobile players who've also purchased the Steam version. In the meantime, you can check out the Team Fortress 2 characters in the gallery below.


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