As a title with one of the more dedicated fanbases in gaming, Overwatch has had its fair share of success since launching in May 2016. As the title’s developer, Blizzard, continues to update the game with new content across PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of the game, some fans remain optimistic that the title may eventually make its way over to the Nintendo Switch – despite claims by the studio that porting Overwatch to Switch would be challenging.
If Blizzard were to hypothetically get Overwatch up and running on Switch, however, then it’s possible that exclusive Nintendo content may make its way into the finished game. This has been par for the course with other third-party games on the system (a la Mario, Luigi, and Samus cars in Rocket League) and it’s a trend that’s likely to continue as more developers opt in to support the platform.
While some Switch owners have dreamt up various Nintendo-themed costumes for Overwatch‘s many heroes in the past, one fan by the name of Aaron Walker has taken the liberty of actually creating a model showcasing The Legend of Zelda‘s Link in the style of Blizzard’s shooter. A glimpse at one piece of the fan-made, dream crossover can be seen below:
After glancing at Walker’s take on an Overwatch-ified Link, it’s interesting to speculate on what this supposed hero’s moveset would look like. With a melee weapon in the form of a high-tech rendition of the Master Sword, it’s clear that this version of the Zelda protagonist would focus on melee techniques. Meanwhile, his shield could be utilized to block both incoming ranged and physical attacks, although it’s unclear just how well such a layout would work into the meticulously balanced meta of Overwatch.
Players of Blizzard’s shooter have done some crazy things to showcase their fandom for the game in the past, with one gamer’s LEGO version of Junkrat’s RIP-Tire immediately coming to mind. Even then, Aaron Walker’s meshing of The Legend of Zelda and Overwatch is a wonderful amalgamation of the appreciation that each community has for both properties.
Overwatch is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Aaron Walker – ArtStation