SNAKE? Oh, there you are

As promised, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's online mode received its debut trailer at The Game Awards today. The clip itself is something to behold, showing off what appears to be a suitably intense and exciting multiplayer extravaganza in which you and your friends infiltrate hostile bases together.

Of course, it wouldn't be a Kojima Production without some of his patented silliness, so you'll be glad to hear that enemy soldiers can now be distracted with adorable toy dogs. Oh, you can also take a selfie with a puppy. In other words, we're looking at a very serious contender for the best game ever made.

What do you make of this brief glimpse at the new Metal Gear Online? Are you excited to do some team-based stealth? Let us know in the comments section below.