The Medic and Heavy from Team Fortress 2 will feature in Bossa Studios’ Surgeon Simulator 2013 after an update later today.
Available on Steam from 10am PST/ 6pm BST (priced £6.99 in the UK and $9.99 in the US), the update will be free for existing owners of the game.
In a very rare agreement with Valve, the Bossa developers have integrated two characters from the seminal TF2: the Medic and the Heavy. Inspired by Valve’s “Meet The Medic” video, these characters will now take the roles of Nigel and Bob in the game that set the internet alight this year, with around 1 million Let’s Play videos now uploaded to YouTube, garnering well in excess of 70 million video views.
Developed initially in just 48 hours at the 2013 Global Game Jam in January, the full game released in April 2013 and has quickly become one of the sleeper hits of the year, achieving a top 10 chart position on week of release and hitting the number 2 spot over its first weekend.
The additional good news is that Surgeon Simulator 2013 will be playable at the Rezzed show, at the NEC in Birmingham on June 22 and 23 2013.