What better time to celebrate the best video games Easter eggs than at Easter! There’s something special about finding an Easter egg in your favourite video game – and not knowing where one might be or whether one exists at all is the most enticing part...
So, here’s our list of 5 games we love with Easter eggs, for you to enjoy this Easter holiday...
It Takes Two
This It Takes Two Easter egg references Hazelight’s other hit co-op game: A Way Out. When exploring the pillow fort in chapter 3 of the game, you might come across Vincent and Leo from A Way Out, who, when activated will recite lines from their game! If you activate them at the same time, they launch into a cut scene where they talk to each other...
Animal Crossing New Horizons
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As one of the very few positive things to come out of 2020, ACNH offers some peaceful escapism and as we find in other Nintendo games such as Mario Kart, Nintendo likes to offer crossovers within its games by offering hints of some of their other franchises. ACNH is no exception to this as we see a nod to The Legend of Zelda, specifically Ocarina of Time as ocarinas are made a craftable item in the DIY Beginners book sold by Timmy in Resident Services.
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GTA 4 is unmistakeably set in a NYC-esque city and as with any New York inspired setting, there has to be an ode to the Statue of Liberty, which in this case is named the Statue of Happiness. If you take a helicopter up to the statue and keep your eyes peeled for a door between two signs labelled “no hidden content this way”, you’ll find a giant beating heart inside the statue...
Batman Arkham Asylum
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If you head into the warden’s office in Arkham Mansion and blow up the wall to the left of the fireplace, you’ll uncover a secret room – head in and you’ll find the blueprints for an Arkham City reconstruction. This Easter egg was so well-hidden Rocksteady had to reveal it themselves after it went undiscovered for six months post launch – not to mention the fact that this also hinted at the next game in their franchise...
The Last of Us – Naughty Dog Piñatas
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In the Pittsburgh chapter of The Last of Us, keep an eye out when you’re searching around the apartment as you might find some familiar faces – Jack & Daxter and Nathan Drake in piñata form! A nice nod to Naughty Dog’s other successful franchises.
There's our conclusive list of current faves when it comes to Easter eggs in video games! If you think we've missed a great one, let us know on LinkedIn!