The Guardians of the Galaxy developers have described how they could include the Chewbacca Easter egg in the new game.
The game’s developers have revealed the storey behind the hard-to-miss Chewbacca Easter Egg in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a delightful surprise for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy participants, given how cautious Disney is with how the Star Wars brand is used. It’s one of the game’s numerous real-life pop culture references, but it also has a big impact on the rest of the plot.
It’s not a surprising addition, given that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is set in the 1980s. The game has a lot of 80s music because that’s what was on Star-tape Lord’s player when he was kidnapped. Peter’s home even contains a Tron poster and other allusions to 80s pop culture, but the Chewbacca toy is the only item from his home that appears more than once throughout the game, aside from his tape player.
During playtime with IGN, Senior Creative Director Jean-François Dugas said that the Chewbacca toy was almost left out of Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. He was told he wouldn’t incorporate it at first. Still, after a year of collaboration with the Marvel team, Eidos-Montreal was granted permission to utilise the character’s likeness in the game. Dugas was eager to employ it because it quickly informs players of the flashback’s location and immerses them in it.
Thanks to its poignant plot, which is partially reinforced by the Chewbacca figure, Marvel’s GotG has received overwhelmingly excellent reviews. When players view the figurine in the current day, it is not in Star-possession, Lord’s, but the reason for this is rather heartwarming and demonstrates that Eidos didn’t intend to exploit the toy solely for fan service. Fans of Star Wars figures will appreciate some of the unique touches.
The toy appears to be a virtual replica of the Kenner doll from 1977, which currently sells for thousands of dollars on eBay. Star-version, Lord’s, on the other hand, is brand new and has presumably seen some wear and tear after being transported through space for decades. There are several other extraterrestrial animals in Marvel’s GotG, but Chewbacca is the most well-known of them all. It’s unclear whether any additional Star Wars characters will appear in a potential Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, but if the game is a hit, it’s possible. With its other properties, Disney may be more transparent.
Guardians of the Galaxy is now available for cloud streaming on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.