Jeff Kaplan has been talking about putting Overwatch's Tracer into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for some time now, but what if a Nintendo character were to come to Blizzard's online shooter instead? Kaplan was faced with this question in a recent interview, and he gave his answer with little hesitation, saying that, "Nothing would make me happier than putting Link into our game."
He's of course referring to the main protagonist in The Legend of Zelda series, and we'd have to agree with Jeff. We'd love to see Link in Overwatch too. The character's charisma and bravery fit perfectly into the thematic world of Overwatch, and imagining just how Link might operate within the game can lead to hours of "what if" speculation.
This crossover talk of course comes as a result of Overwatch's recent partnership with Nintendo, as Overwatch: Legendary Edition was just released on the Nintendo Switch last month. Unfortunately, due to the recent controversy surrounding Blizzard's decision to ban a pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone player, Nintendo's NYC release event for Overwatch was cancelled in order to avoid angry protests.
That being said, Overwatch's introduction onto the Switch has gone well for the most part, giving gamers the opportunity to experience the revolutionary shooter on a handheld platform for the first time. Overwatch 2 was also recently announced during BlizzCon 2019, and is expected to release some time in the next few years.
Unfortunately though, the chances of Tracer coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are much more likely than Link coming to Overwatch. Nintendo has a sparse track record of allowing other companies to use its characters. On top of that, Blizzard has yet to introduce any other outside character into its game, so there really aren't any hints that the collaboration will ever be possible.
You can catch Link in plenty of other great games though, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is widely considered to be the best game on the Nintendo Switch, as well as The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, a heartwarming remake of the 1993 classic. Breathe of the Wild 2 was also recently announced, and you can expect to see it released some time in 2020 or 2021.