Leading executives from Eidos Montreal decided to talk about the main Easter eggs of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. On the official Square Enix blog, creative director Jean-François Duga and his team-mate Bruno Gaultier-LeBlanc selected the first seven references and explained exactly why they appeared in the game.
Easter eggs Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy:
- The protagonist owns the original Chewbacca figure – a reference to “Star Wars” was added at the initiative of Jean-François Dugas, who is fond of the franchise and found some similarities between the characters in the saga and the Guardians. A small reference had to be coordinated with Lucasfilm.
- At the beginning of the game, you can find a poster of Dazzling from the “X-Men” – she decided to add Gaultier-LeBlanc, who thus decided to connect the earthly life of the protagonist
- Peter gets a cake with Pacman – according to the designers, a reference to the cult game of the 80s was a must. Bandai Namco was happy to be allowed to use the Pac-Man look and even insisted on keeping the original Pac-Man look.
- Jack Flag’s cameo – as part of the passage of Chapter 12 on Milano into outer space, you can send a camera with Jack Flag, who, according to the comics, was part of the team of heroes. The executives said the scene was a great Easter egg opportunity that they looked forward to.
- The shower scene straight from Deus Ex – a reference to the last game Eidos Montreal appeared almost by accident. The developers discovered that the ship has a shower, but it is not used in any way. Once the animators had completed the scene, all the creative directors had to do was to correctly insert it into the narrative.
- Richard Ryder – according to Dugas, the mention of the hero was meaningful and served to develop Gamora’s personal story.
- Frog Thor is better known as Trog and can be found in the Collector’s Museum, like many other things. Gaultier-LeBlanc admitted that he did not even know about the existence of such a hero in the comics. The Easter egg was added during a brainstorming session with the entire development team and Marvel representatives.