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Overwatch director says Nintendo can have any character for Smash Bros Ultimate

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The latest developers to hop onto the Nintendo request train is the Overwatch team. Speaking to IGN, the game’s director Jeff Kaplan, said that Nintendo can have any of the game’s thirty one characters feature in Super Smash Bros Ultimate if they so wish. While it’s unlikely to happen you really never know. Nintendo recently announced it was expanding the roster with more characters coming as paid DLC.

“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.”

“Tracer’s our girl, Tracer’s our mascot. She’d be my first choice,” he said. “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.”

Wes Yanagi, the principal game producer on the Switch version of Overwatch, echoed the choice of Tracer, but also said he’d really like to see Winston make the leap to Smash.

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      1. Blizzard I think

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      1. Those two are some of the wackiest, outlandish characters in the game though, not a great examples to argue on.
        There are indeed some blander characters in Smash, I agree (looking at you Lucina). But I honestly can’t see an interesting moveset coming out of Tracer, or most of the Overwatch core cast for that matter.
        I mean we already got a laser gun wielding fighter who can zip around, that’s just Fox.

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  1. Who I want in Smash from Overwatch:

    Winston
    Reaper
    Mercy

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      1. 😂 that’s a good joke ladyrosalina

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    1. Nope. I prefer Crash over any Overwatch hero

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    1. We can still have a character from the Blizzard universe. Personally I want Jaina or Thrall from Warcraft

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      1. Well that was just an opinion

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  2. Overwatch died a long time ago. Everybody I know stopped playing it. It’s very unfortunate. They care way more about adding new characters and maps than they do about fixing big problems with old characters. They’ve had the same 6 annual events since the game launched, each year feeling more bland than the last. I wish I could still like Overwatch but the way it’s been going doesn’t make me hopeful.

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    1. Of course all your criticisms are valid, but the idea that Overwatch is dead or dying doesn’t seem to hold up.

      While Blizzard hasn’t released exact numbers for 2019 yet (we’ll have to wait another couple of months for that), they say it’s basically neither growing nor declining.

      Consider this: While Overwatch appeals to a lot of crowds, one of the least targeted ones is core gamers. And when I say core gamers, I don’t mean “people who are good at video games”, but rather “people who are highly active in the gaming community” and “Interested in a lot of different games”.

      I’d say a large part of Overwatch’s playerbase is probably

      1. People who basically only play Overwatch or for whom Overwatch is a core part of their day (2+ hours every day after work as a “wind-down game”)
      2. People who aren’t as visible in the broader gaming community. Overwatch is played by a lot of women, LGBTQIA+ people, disabled people etc., i.e. those who don’t feel comfortable in the rather toxic communities of other games, instead making their own Discord servers and FB group where people can hook up to play with each other etc.

      Both of these groups are hugely stable, and ontop of that, Overwatch does pull people back from time to time (release of Role Queue is a good example) as well as some new players.

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    2. While Overwatch it’s still played by hardcore fans I agree with the part of adding new characters makes the game more unbalanced. Personally, after the addition of Sombra I felt the game just needed more Game modes and stages. That’s what I think

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      1. The fact is having so many different characters to play can be hard to be good. A hero can be strong against some heroes but weak against others. So you have to master some heroes but when you add a new hero you have to understand how it works and how can be good. Sometimes I prefer to stick to the initial roster of characters.

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  3. If anyone, it would be the game’s poster child Tracer. I would want Moira since she’s my main in OW, but being that she’s a healer/support who just happens to have some damage-dealing abilities, she probably would be a spirit at best. Probably Female Robin that prefers down specials and heals her own damage when landing physical attacks.

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