Meet Big Boss’ canine buddy: DD the wolfdog

During the third day of the Tokyo Game Show, Hideo Kojima showed a new gameplay demo for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Earlier he demonstrated how Quiet can be your companion during missions. But during this new demo, he revealed another kind of buddy: a wolfdog!

At some point during the mission, Snake comes across an orphaned puppy. He decides to give him a new home at Mother Base.

We see time pass and the dog has grown. Ocelot has trained him, and the animal is called DD (Diamond Dog). Since it’s missing one eye, the dog is now wearing an eye patch, just like Big Boss. He jumps into the helicopter and departs for a new mission together with Snake.

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Watch the entire demo below, the cutscene with DD can be found at the end.

Here is the DD cutscene with English subtitles.

Source: TheSnakeSoup,

  • Eric Otness

    Question, are we even sure that D.D. is elderly? Most likely it’s about a few years old. Not to mention its still energetic compared to an old dog.

    • Yes, actually I just meant the dog has grown older, not necessarily ‘old’. Changed the text to make it more clear.

  • gerber

    Seeing Big Boss shirtless made me realize how quiet is actually similiar to BB. Hair color, ponytail, the glove/sleeve on the left arm resembling BB’s prosthetic arm and Snake is also pretty quiet in this game.

    • flying_fox

      It’s part of the whole mirror thing. Every character, one way or another, mirrors Big Boss. Whether physically or psychologically, or both. Ocelot, Kaz, Skull Face, Quiet, DD…

      Even Glaz and Palitz. ^^

    • Will

      Maybe Kojima is trying to appeal to female players…?

  • Big_Boss88

    Awesome 😀 that eyepatch lol, my Diamond Doggy will be a super beast. I hope nothing serious happen to my doggy in the game or I’ll be mad >:C !
    I was trying to stay up for the live stream but too tired ;).

    • WhatTheJuicay

      lol I was too tired too.. I fell asleep during the last few minutes of the 20min gameplay. I was wondering when it was gonna end.. With that said, I don’t remember this cutscene. I know there was a fashion show after the gameplay demo.

  • Shalashaska Has Landed..
    • moto hellogoto

      I don’t get the doge meme. Can someone explain this to me?

      • WhatTheJuicay

        go to and look it up. i don’t think anyone does more research than them on memes and can explain it any better.

      • It’s because they aren’t funny.

      • Venom Snake

        The Dogs Meme is used when something is Incredible and Amazing, but some people confused it with Sarcasm, “Much Stealth, So Sneaking” on a Doge Meme is not Sarcasm, is the Doge being amazed by the Subject Quality!

  • psychomantis18

    Ohhhhhhhhh this is just getting better and better.

  • Fredy Carius

    That scene where BB and DD look back to Ocelot while entering the chopper is quite powerful

  • Fraaancis

    Thats so cute.

  • Ninja_Se7eN

    Can I teach him how to Fulton enemy soldiers *.* ?

  • Big_Boss88

    @Nyxus:disqus if wanna check.

    They did use Chico for the SH trailer lol, the head sure looked familiar :D.

    • Yeah, saw the video. Chico has seen better days.

      • Big_Boss88

        Yeah poor Chico, also the release date must be early 2015 when nearing completion ;D…!

        • June 2015?

          • Venom Snake

            June 8th aka 1984 Release date?

    • Janeo

      Can’t believe I was actually right, I made a comment on an article here here the other day saying it looked like Chico I thought I was just tired though

  • ShogunTake

    Well now it’s going to be even harder to progress through the storyline to realize D.D’s inevitable death :/

  • WhatTheJuicay

    i really hope they don’t try to do too much with this game where it becomes TOO MUCH and loses its way. I hope it all fits and just gives us more to do like RDR, while adding to that and make it so things don’t get boring too easily. In short, I hope it doesn’t end up being a clusterfuck with all this content.

  • WhatTheJuicay

    So far we have a woman and a dog as a buddy, and possibly a child. I like where this is going.

  • StealthyBigBoss

    My motherbase will be 1% soldiers and 99% animals

    • Big_Boss88

      LOL 😀

  • Janeo

    This is beyond cool especially since I love animals. I have a cat in the vet right now and I’m not sure if he will be ok so I’m really worried but this scene kind makes me feel better for some reason.

  • ObsessedGeorge

    Worderful things are being shown. I would never expected TPP to be so deep. This just keeps getting better and better. For me, it blows anything else out the water. Kojima said he was amazed by the Division and GTAV? What the f? Kojima, have you seen MGSV? God, he’s away all the time, and hasn’t seen what KJP have created. No GTAV nor Division is close to compete with you.

    • Big_Boss88

      You said it George, MGSV crush them any day.

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      the division is just metal gear online with an epidemic.
      its my opinion

  • as

    a bit different,2 years ago

    • as

      sorry i cant upload photo in comment above

      • WhatTheJuicay


    • Yaro

      The dog stays… he will be another buddy. DD wont be the only animal.

  • 合金装备

    Why does Kojima like the blindfold so much…

    • WhatTheJuicay


      • gerber

        I always liked the eye patch theme, but kojima is overdoing it imo… Gray fox has eye scar, solidus lost an eye, raiden lost an eye, solid snake gets solid eye, and now the dog with an eye patch? I don’t like it tbh

    • Guest

      The name’s Plissken.

      • Cobra

        Erk, comment screwed up. Anyway, curiously, around a year ago, Kojima said that Kurt Russell was approached at one stage for the role of Snake, but a satisfactory agreement could never be reached for both parties, so presumably it was Kojima’s idea to just cut out the middle man entirely before Avi Arad suggested he ask Sutherland about it.

  • with english subtitles

    • Added, thanks!

    • mikeyyytexas

      i love that expression Boss gives Ocelot after Ocelot tells him to take care of DD

  • CrazyGuy207

    I’m glad we get a bunch of options for helpers on missions, but I still hope we can call in another player in some sort of PW like co-op. I hope it’s not just Mother Base infiltration. Peace Walker was flawed in that only people close by could play together, I think it’s called ad-hoc. Which was weird because that wasn’t the case for Portable Ops + online. Then, by the time the HD collection came out and you could play co-op like regular online games, no one was playing Peace Walker anymore.

  • MrVux007

    I swear to god if DD dies…i will go full demon mode on all of them!!!

    • Hanna-Mari H

      “I will find you and I will kill you”+ I’ll smash my ps into tiny pieces after that !!!

      • MrVux007

        All for revenge!

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog


  • StealthyBigBoss
  • Nekkedsnake

    GOODNESS…we need this game STAT!!!

  • Nekkedsnake

    i wanna bring my Sheep buddy. his name is BB, short for Baba. on missions he will just stand there, like a sheep, while i hide behind cover and get shot at…

  • PrinceHeir

    Just like The Last Guardian(when it releases), please PLEASE don’t kill DD T___T

    I really can’t wait for this game!!! I don’t know how the next MGS(MSX Remakes) will top it O__O

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      yu mean the dragon in lg

  • Will

    What about the new “Active Decoy”?

    It’s the ghost from P.T. right? that’s kinda cool easter egg lol

    • Correct.

    • CrazyGuy207

      Was that in the “extended” trailer? Because I couldn’t really tell what that was.

      • Will

        It’s on this new gameplay video where they show DD, the only different thing from the previous Afrika Jungle gameplay, is the “Active Decoy” and DD.

        • CrazyGuy207

          Is it on YouTube? Rajman gaming or something, right?

          • Will

            It’s the gameplay video on this post man. lol

            Look at 7:29 to see the new P.T. Ghost Active Decoy

    • Venom Snake

      Damn right, i’m pretty sure this tells that Silent Hills is not a PS4 Exclusive, i mean MGSV is on all the Platforms (Except Nintendo)

      • Will

        I hope you’re right.

  • Invader_skoodge

    (ღ˘◡˘ღ)♥ WAN-CHAN!! Kawaii!!! We’re going to be hommies, he’ll be my only mission buddy. Sorry Quiet, you’ve been replaced.

  • Nekkedsnake

    Having DD is just awesome! Dogs, in general, have been a staple in MGS since MG on the MSX. If I’m not mistaken, the only MGS games without any dogs are MG2SS, MGS2, 4, PW, and GZ. Shit, even Portable Ops had dogs!

  • Hanna-Mari H

    so ocelot ja BB adopted a chil… I mean puppy 😀

  • César H. Sandoval

    Not gonna lie, I’m more excited about teaming up in missions with DD than I am with Quiet haha,

    • JD-v01


  • decoyF0XX

    Who else caught the Lion King homage haha?

  • CrazyGuy207

    Kojima recently said that many people were complaining about the overuse of the eyepatch, so to appease fans, he changed DD’s design.

    • Eric Otness

      Is that real? Wait, I still see the eyepatch string…

      • CrazyGuy207

        No, just something I photoshopped real quick.

    • Venom Snake

      If Kaz raised him.

  • No Place For Hayter

    Badass Fox Engine Canine? heck yeah!

  • That moment when they both look at Ocelot… FUCKING FEELS MAN!

  • Cobra

    This really makes me more and more curious as to whether Konami will end up shelling out the royalties to EMI for the rights to use Bowie’s Diamond Dogs (I think Kojima originally wanted this in the intro to GZ, yeah?) and 1984.

  • Vonkronberg

    Hell no! I’m done with this! It’s too much spoiler for me!

    • Venom Snake

      DD is an Optional Character, if you don’t fulton him in time he may die, so you won’t get those cutscenes, same for Quiet, Hideo Confimred that not everyone will find Quiet!

  • LukesAlike


  • im a dot

    id do anything to play this game even if its not finished ;_;

    • Venom Snake

      You can do anything you say, O.K. then do this, Wait!

      • im a dot

        dang you got me

  • You just know that bastard is gonna die, and you are gonna cry.

  • know i feel that quiet is in second place, i really want to go on missions with DD haha

  • Dizz

    The eyepatch is a bit much >_>

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