Valve announces TF2 "Pyromania" event, Meet the Pyro video

By on June 25, 2012, 6:10 PM

Valve has announced plans to release a long-awaited introduction video for the Team Fortress 2 Pyro coinciding with a large update. The company has only detailed part of its three-day "Pyromania" event, with the first day bringing a new map as well as a game mode called Doomsday, in which two teams compete for "the honor of transporting a suitcase nuke full of recalled Mann Co. Australium to American monkeynaut Poopy Joe's rocket, so he can blast off and hunt down Soviet space chimp Vladimir Bananas."

Both teams will attempt to haul fuel up a slow-moving elevator and dump it into a rocket, which blasts off upon succeeding. Players can also earn 11 new "Astro-chievements," the names of which can be viewed on the day one event page. We haven't found descriptions for them yet, but TF2's Wiki will likely be updated with information about how to earn the achievements soon enough. Valve has only said it will announce a "bunch of new stuff this week," so it remains to be seen what the second and third days will bring. New weapons and vanity items including hats are a safe bet.

The developer plans to premier its Pyro video on Wednesday, concluding its "Meet the Team" series. The Pyro's animated short has been expected for some time, with hints of a release in a recent Portal 2 video (1:12) and a Pyro-themed alternate reality game (ARG) launched last Tuesday. News surfaced this weekend that Valve has partnered with Adult Swim, but it's unclear if that's related to this week's event.




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Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

This...IS...AWESOME!

Guest said:

For a game that's already going on 5 years old it sure has taken valve a long time to make this video. You have to question what goes on in the valve offices, work must not be something that gets done too often. Too late for me to care honestly, they had my attention 4 years ago when the game was new, now it's just old news. Sorry for anyone who actually cares, valve in general has lost my interest as a games developer mainly because they don't develop games anymore.

TekGun TekGun said:

That's right guest they're not developing games any more, Dota and CS GO are pure fiction.

Guest said:

^Yes because Dota and CS GO are totally new games, never before thought of... Recycling old titles/ideas and re-re-releasing them doesn't mean squat. Again sorry if these two games are what you've been waiting for for the last several years of your life. Your point has just been invalidated.

This is in response to TekGun.

TekGun TekGun said:

Yea whatever...

Day Two looks freaking sweet, can't wait for the video.

DanUK DanUK said:

You had me sold at Vladimir Bananas.

Guest said:

OMG you mean Valve makes sequels? Like EVERY developer in the world!?

Your point has just been invalidated "Guest," go troll somewhere else.

miska_man said:

Yea whatever...

Day Two looks freaking sweet, can't wait for the video.

At the rate it took this video to come out... Expect the "Day Two" trailer to hit Youtube in the year 2015.

So yes, the other guy does have a point.

jackal2687 said:

^Yes because Dota and CS GO are totally new games, never before thought of... Recycling old titles/ideas and re-re-releasing them doesn't mean squat. Again sorry if these two games are what you've been waiting for for the last several years of your life. Your point has just been invalidated.

This is in response to TekGun.

Your trolling is noted, thanks for the empty topic thread, now the rest of us that actually enjoy games, old and new, can begin to cherish this new video!

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