New information about animals in MGSV: The Phantom Pain

Kojima shared some new information about the animals in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain during Kojima Station. In the latest episode, Kojima looked back at the various animals that have appeared in earlier games in the series. Then, they talked a bit about the animals in The Phantom Pain, some of which we have already seen in trailers.


The animals will attack both you and your enemies. Kojima said he was checking the game recently, when a Soviet soldier was attacked and eaten by a wild animal. “When asked if animals will attack each other, Kojima nodded and smiled.” (translated by JunkerHQ). So you’ll need to be careful not only for soldiers, but for wildlife as well. But, you may also be able to use them to your advantage. “Kojima also said you can use the animal capture system to get them to attack enemies for you.” (JunkerHQ). It sounds like you may be able to drop them near an enemy to cause some mayhem.

The day/night cycle also has an effect on the animal system, the time of day will probably determine what wildlife you’ll run into.

Yet another element to play around with in the game, from the looks of it. Aside from using them to build you zoo, of course.

Source: Kojima Station Episode 28, Junker HQ Twitter

  • quintimnia

    snake eater reloaded. nice.

    • LukesAlike

      Yeah, I was gonna say.

  • jack_coban

    “…when a Soviet soldier was attacked and eaten by a wild animal.”

    Eaten?? Nice! Wonder how far the gore will go.

  • Guest

    The game gets better wich each news.

  • Vesky Hippo Pelvis

    If this supersedes Snake Eater’s echelon of magnificence, I’ll contribute to vouching for Kojima’s eternal contract of divinity. 🙂

  • Hanna-Mari

    Yea, gonna save all animals. Zoo in MB haha.

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      not me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Invader_skoodge

    Well that’s a given. It’s pretty obvious that MGSV will be our very own Zoo Tycoon Simulator. I liked how throwing captured animals at enemies worked in MGS3, I hope they improve on that. Now, back to fantasizing about my battalion of animals. MWAHAHAHA!!!

  • vishmarx

    lmao…..i setting free an entire army of lions on the final boss

  • Dizz

    I can see it now.

    Someone tries to invade my motherbase, and is then doesn’t make it 20 feet before being trampled by a parade of scared elephants.

    Try that again, will you? I didn’t think so. 🙂

    • jack_coban

      Yeah! Far Cry 4 who??

  • Romain Robin

    I guarantee that if we have a The End-like sniper fight against Quiet, she’d better run because she will have a fracking squad of eyepatched ostriches sticked to her ass.

  • Big_Boss88

    Oh my… need to be careful of them lions, while sneaking around enemy base. I wonder how many different types of animals there will be :). I want MB full of pigs lol ;D and will train them into War Piggys.

    Big Boss: “We’ll train piggys to become killing machines…take them into battle with us”.

  • Venom Snake

    Hey @Nyxus:disqus , looks like Nvidia will show in 2 days from now, on November 16 PC Footage of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

    Link to News:

  • Venom Snake

    So True.

    • Big_Boss88

      Awesome xD. “I’m still going to kill a lot of people”, that will happen for sure >;).

      The pic reminds me of that chocolate commercial shown on TV some days :P.

      • Venom Snake

        The one with Mr.Bean?

      • Hanna-Mari

        Snickers :D?

        • Big_Boss88

          Lol 😀 yeah that was the one.

  • Mini gear

    95% of my mother base will now be animals

  • PrinceHeir

    Hope we can throw snakes at humans as well or destroy their food storage and poison them while their hungry ^^

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Kojima said he was checking the game recently, when a Soviet soldier was attacked and eaten by a wild animal.

    holy shit! mind blown! be crazy to watch as that unfolds instead of animals just chewing them a few times and then leaving their body to rot like in other games.

  • Solid Snakes Revenge

    Awesome news. I hope they bring back things like the poison dart frog to poison boss or soldiers. I can’t wait til I own this and take a week or so off work to have a metal gear soliday.

    • Big_Boss88

      Is a week enough ;)? More like one month off work XD !
      Okey well maybe not that much… ;D

  • Mini gear

    Hmm a some kind of thing for ground zeros is happening

    • Venom Snake

      The PC Footage promised, i guess.

  • moto hellogoto

    Oh boy oh boy

  • Ninja_Se7eN

    Step right up kids and come see the amazing Diamond Zoo standing in the middle of the ocean on an offshore oil platform xD!

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