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Universally beloved character Jar Jar Binks makes surprise appearance in new video game

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After Disney acquired Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise, fans across the globe worried they may never see the return of universally beloved character Jar Jar Binks. Though Disney has been reluctant to provide official comment on Binks, it's rumored that the company worries his overwhelming popularity overshadows Star Wars many forgettable and lesser characters. Plans have already been made by Disney to invest future films in bland characters like the bounty hunters Boba Fett and Han Solo, while Jar Jar Binks was excluded entirely from the most recent Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. Yet we Jar Jar Binks fans have reason to celebrate. The amphibious hero's legacy lives on thanks to a sly easter egg planted in a new video game by the Jar Jar Binks megafans at video game studio Double Fine.

A portrait of Jar Jar Binks can be spotted in a shadowy hallway in Day of the Tentacle Remastered, an updated port of the classic point-and-click adventure video game of the same name. Day of the Tentacle was first published in 1993 by LucasArts, a now defunct studio that served as the video game development branch of Lucasfilm. You probably know Lucasfilm as the the studio responsible for the Star Wars franchise and, more importantly Jar Jar Binks, the closest humankind has come to touching the face of God.

Credit for this find goes to Jar Jar Binks devotees, Henrique Barreiro Bijos, Jonathan Holmes, and Felix Kramer.