This is so awesome: Ghost of Tsushima’s upcoming New Game Plus mode will include a new charm named Canine Recruitment, which will allow you to pet dogs and turn them into allies. That means that they’ll sniff out Mongols and attack them for you, giving you the perfect opportunity to strike. Be sure to say “Good boy” into your DualShock 4 controller for critical damage.

Spirit pups will also feature in co-op spin-off Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, and you’ll be able to conjure the canines into existence if you’ve got the right gear equipped. We enjoyed petting foxes in the core campaign, but this new ability is both cunning and cute, so gets a paw up from us.