Siliconera got to speak with Robert Peeler, Konami’s community manager, about Metal Gear Solid V at a closed-doors preview of the game.
After landing somewhere in Northern Afghanistan, Snake departs from his helicopter and ducks in some grass. A small barking sound is heard, and out of the desert comes a small, playful wolf pup.
“Now, you can do whatever you want here,” said Peeler. “You can pick it up, ignore it, shoot it if you’re heartless… but really, the best thing to do is send it to Mother Base using the Fulton Recovery System.”
The demonstrator then attached a balloon to the young pup, and it was subsequently retrieved by an aircraft.
“These pups can be trained back at mother base, and help you in future missions. They can bark to provide a distraction, or sniff out decoys among real soldiers.”
You can train your own pups in Metal Gear Solid V this September.