You might have heard that Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes launched yesterday… unless, of course, you’re still blinded by the mourning of The Boss. Either way, you know now, and you should know that Konami has also released an official companion app to go along with the game. So what features does the app provide?
There’s iDroid mode, which works a bit like the “iDroid” device Solid Snake uses in the game. You can use it to get a real-time map of your surroundings on your smartphone or tablet without having to use the in-game pause menu. This is good in case you need to keep tabs on your surrounding while you’re sneaking around military prisons and refugee camps.
Other features of the app include the ability to build your own “Mother Base,” which is the name of Snake’s group’s base of operations. You’ll also be able to listen to in-game cassette tapes from your device after you’ve finished the main campaign.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes released for $30 yesterday for Xbox One and PS4, and $20 for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Say what you want about the campaign’s questionable length at those price points (some would go as far as calling it a paid demo), but it seems to be a fine game otherwise. Head to the Google Play Store for the free app if you’re interested.