OVERWATCH Director Has Revealed That They Would Let Nintendo Use Any Character In SUPER SMASH BROS.

Jeff Kaplan, Lead Director of Overwatch, has recently revealed that the Super Smash Bros. team can pretty much add any character they want to the game; if a character was to make an appearance, of course.

Rumours had been doing the rounds earlier in September, claiming that Blizzard's acclaimed Overwatch would be coming to the Nintendo Switch at some point this year. Blizzard confirmed the rumours by officially announcing that Overwatch: Legendary Edition was launching for the Switch on the 15th of October.

A few weeks after the official announcement, fans started to root for Overwatch characters to show up in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as guest fighters, and Blizzard Producers Wes Yanagi and Andrew Boyd toyed a little bit with the idea, as well.

Today, it is the game's director who has decided to reveal who the character he would pick to join Nintendo's crossover fighting game would be — although he does say that every Overwatch character is his favourite.

"To the Smash Brothers team, whatever character you want, we love them all. They’re all our babies, you can have any single one of them. We have 31 to choose from," revealed Jeff Kaplan — Overwatch Lead Director — in a recent interview with IGN.

Kaplan didn't shy away from picking a runner up to represent Overwatch — in a potential crossover with Nintendo's critically acclaimed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — revealing that Tracer would be his first choice.

"Tracer's our girl, Tracer's our mascot. She'd be my first choice. There's a lot of great runners up. I think a lot of people can immediately see Doomfist gameplay applying to Smash, but if it were up to me, I'd like to see Tracer."

An Overwatch crossover with the Super Smash Bros. series is not impossible, especially now that Overwatch: Legendary Edition is only a few weeks away from releasing on the Nintendo Switch; it may not happen in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but it can definitely happen in future installments.



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Overwatch: Legendary Edition will release for the Nintendo Switch on the 15th of October.
 


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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
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