Overwatch director wants his heroes in Smash Ultimate
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October 4, 2019

Overwatch director wants his heroes in Smash Ultimate

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate has one of the biggest fighting game rosters in the world. With 81 confirmed characters, fans are wondering who is going to be next on the roster.

Overwatch’s director, Jeff Kaplon, thinks it should be from their popular team-based multiplayer first-person shooter.

Overwatch: Legendary Edition is making its way to the Nintendo Switch on October 15. Once Overwatch releases on the Switch, the game will be available on all modern platforms.

With any new game that comes to the Switch, people begin to ponder its characters in Smash Ultimate. When asked by IGN who Kaplon believes should make it to Ultimate, he left the door wide open.

“To the Smash Brothers team, whatever character you want, we love them all,” says Kaplon “They’re all our babies, you can have any single one of them. We have 31 to choose from.”

Kaplon later indicated that if he had to choose one character to bring in, he would like Masahiro Sakurai and Nintendo to choose Tracer. Tracer is the cover character for Overwatch and thanks to that, she is the most well-known Overwatch character. He also believes that Doomfist would be a good fit for Ultimate.

If DLC trends keep up, it would likely be Tracer that appears in Ultimate. Outside of Nintendo’s main IP’s, Ultimate tends to lean towards cover characters when adding new DLC.

Characters like Joker, Bayonetta and Cloud are a good examples. But other Overwatch characters could still appear in Ultimate. They could be added in as spirits or even as Mii Costumes, much like Sans from Undertale was.

Tracer

During the most recent Nintendo Direct, it became entirely possible that a character from Overwatch could make it to Ultimate. Sakurai said that after the fifth character from the Fighter’s Pass is released, even more DLC characters will be added to Ultimate.

“Adding more characters into the game means more game worlds will be added to the series, and ultimately, that means there will be an even greater opportunity to delight the fans.”
—Masahiro Sakurai, Super Smash Bros. Game Director

Some might believe that Overwatch characters are outside of the realm of possibility to be added to Ultimate. But that has been disproven multiple times over.

Ridley was once considered too big to make it to Ultimate. Banjo and Kazooie are owned by Rare, which is owned by Microsoft. Despite that, Microsoft allowed the duo to appear in Ultimate. And nobody saw Joker coming when he was announced.

Banjo and Kazooie

With how long it takes for a DLC character to be developed, it is unlikely that the last character in the Fighter’s Pass will be a character from Overwatch. But since more DLC characters will be added after the Fighter’s Pass is complete, there are more opportunities for Overwatch to be represented in Ultimate in the future.

If a character from Overwatch does end up being added to Ultimate, it could happen sometime in 2020.

Written by Daniel Borjas

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