Nintendo Can Add Any Character From Overwatch into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Says Jeff from the Overwatch Team

But if Jeff could only choose one character from Overwatch to join Smash, he'd choose Tracer.

By Logan Moore

October 2, 2019

Ahead of the arrival of Overwatch on Nintendo Switch later this month, Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan has spoken out on the possibility of one of the game’s characters coming to the beloved Switch fighter Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Speaking to IGN, Kaplan was recently asked about the possibility of one of the heroes of Overwatch joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Kaplan seemed excited about the idea saying, “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.” For Kaplan, it seems as though if any of the 31 characters of Overwatch happened to join Smash Ultimate, he’d be thrilled regardless.

That being said, Kaplan did signal out one character he’d specifically like to see join the game and his choice shouldn’t surprise you. “Tracer’s our girl, Tracer’s our mascot. She’d be my first choice,” Kaplan said unsurprisingly. “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.” As Kaplan points out, Tracer has long been the mascot for Overwatch as a whole, so she’d be the most likely candidate to join Smash Ultimate, you’d have to guess.

Personally, while I don’t think I want any characters from Overwatch joining Smash (sorry Blizzard fans), my selection would likely be Winston. This is only because I’d like to see both Winston and Donkey Kong pummel one another. That’s it, that’s literally the entire reasoning behind my decision. What can I say? I like to watch monkeys fight each other.

Currently, we know that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to have one more fighter to be revealed in the current Fighter’s Pass with more DLC characters arriving in the future. Who knows, maybe Tracer or someone else from Overwatch will be in that mix.

Overwatch is set to release on Switch later this month on October 15.

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