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Blizzard vice president is still very interested in getting Overwatch's Tracer into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Lead hero designer also recommends Doomfist since he was inspired by fighting games

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 2, 2020 at 4:22 a.m. PDT • Comments: 35

Back in October 2019, representatives of Blizzard Entertainment openly declared to the Super Smash Bros. development team that they'd be very happy to see an Overwatch character join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's massive roster. Jeff Kaplan, vice president of Blizzard Entertainment and lead designer for Overwatch, seemed particularly fond of making Tracer, the mascot of the Overwatch series, into a playable fighter in Smash.

During an Overwatch Celebration AMA on Reddit, it was confirmed that Blizzard is still very interested in making this suggestion into a reality.

"If there was an Overwatch representative for Super Smash Bros, who would be the [best] fit for it?" asked Magmarxio. Apparently, Jeff Kaplan responded very quickly to this question.

"Tracer please," stated Kaplan. In response, Geoff Goodman, lead hero designer for Overwatch, came up with a different candidate.

"Doomfist could also work," wrote Goodman. "He's kind of a fighting game hero already. He's certainly inspired by fighting games."

With ARMS' Min Min already available, there are only five unknown challengers remaining for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2. If Tracer is not among those five, then her chances of joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will drop significantly.

According to Masahiro Sakurai, it's been planned that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's long development cycle will end after the next five characters are released. This likely means that there won't be a "Fighters Pass Vol. 3."

Of course, it's possible that there are still a few surprises waiting for Super Smash Bros. fans that Sakurai isn't willing to divulge just yet. We'll just have to wait and see what gets announced in the future.

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