Jeff Kaplan, the head bigwig of Blizzard’s Overwatch told us the character he’d want most to be implemented to Overwatch from the Super Smash Bros universe.
During an interview with Game Informer, Kaplan answered dozens upon dozens of questions about the upcoming sequel to Overwatch.
One of those questions involved SSB:
“Which SSBU character would you want in Overwatch?”
Kaplan responded with a resounding confidence in none other than his favorite Hyrulian, Link.
“Nothing would make happier than putting Link into our game.”
Nintendo? Blizzard? Do I smell a cross-over?
He did reach out to Masahiro Sakurai in a shoutout during the conversation. He notes that:
“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.”
Overwatch fans won’t see this as anything new. In fact, they’ve already created some intro videos where he appears in the game. He’s also not exactly new to this either. He’s been featured in previous crossovers before, such as Soul Calibur 2 back in the GameCube days.
Kaplan also noted the other way around- if he were to add an Overwatch hero to SSB. He told the company that he’d like to have Tracer in Smash, which is pretty cool. This isn’t the first time he’s said this, either. Back in October, he said the same thing to IGN:
“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.”
Tracer being added to SSBU may or may not happen. There’s still one more spot left for their Fighters Pass on the game. Whether we see Tracer in SSBU or Link the other way around, both companies could benefit from this ultimate fighter crossover.
Last updated: 12/5/19.
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