The man who brought you those retro-tastic remakes of Left 4 Dead, DJ Hero and Halo is at it again, this time taking Team Fortress 2 and transforming it into a side-scrolling explosion simulator. Piki Geek had a chat with Eric Ruth (a video of which you’ll find below, complete with a satisfying spatter of in-game footage) about his upcoming Team Fortress Arcade, and it looks like great fun.

All nine of TF 2’s classes will be playable, with support for up to four players in cooperative mode. Each class comes packing their trademark abilities and quirks. It’s due out fairly soon as a free download for PC, which you’ll be able to grab here.

Anyway – footage!