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Blizzard producers think that an Overwatch representative would be really cool for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but it's up to Nintendo

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • September 23, 2019 at 8:22 a.m. PDT • Comments: 45

The first announcement during the last Nintendo Direct revealed that Overwatch was coming to the Switch. Fans have begun speculating that a character from Blizzard's Overwatch franchise can make their way into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC fighter.

Recently, Inverse had the opportunity to ask Blizzard producers Wes Yanagi and Andrew Boyd some questions regarding Overwatch's presence on the Nintendo Switch. Since we know that more DLC characters are being worked on beyond the Fighters Pass' initial five (excluding Piranha Plant), a question about an Overwatch representative for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate naturally came up.

More specifically, these two were asked who they think would be the perfect fit for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, given the option. Both individuals ended up chiming in with interesting responses.

"It’s hard to pick your favorite hero," stated Boyd. "All of them have their own draw in Smash and it's a really cool idea."

"They're all my favorite. It would be an awesome thing to have, but that's up to Nintendo right now." — Wes Yanagi, Blizzard producer

"They're all my favorite," declared Yanagi. "It would be an awesome thing to have, but that's up to Nintendo right now."

Masahiro Sakurai tends to select the icon of any given third party series when adding to the roster of a Super Smash Bros. title. As a result, Tracer might be a good fit, assuming she made it on Nintendo's list of characters for Sakurai to choose from.

While the Blizzard producers' words do seem to indicate that they don't know anything about any deal to put in an Overwatch character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, do keep in mind that a NDA would prevent them from declaring that an arrangement has already been made. Notably, Rare developers boldly declared that Banjo-Kazooie would not be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate shortly before the reveal at E3 2019 that Microsoft and Nintendo collaborated to make it happen.

In other words, sometimes developers have to be a little dishonest in order to create surprising reveals. It remains to be seen if this is another one of those situations.

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