The memorable Xenian sound dog from Half-life 1 has reappeared on Valve’s horizon in the form of a courier for Dota 2. As with all couriers in Dota 2, the Houndeye has a walking and flying model, the latter of which does look a little ridiculous.

For those of you hoping this is a Half-life 3 pre-order bonus, you should be aware Half-life already has a tie-in to Dota 2 in the form of the Dr. Kleiner Announcement Pack and Half-life is seemingly no closer than before! (Image: balladofwindfishes)

Love that additional detail to the little fella. The reference to the St. Bernard rescue dog is also a nice touch. The fanboy in me says it’s assets in production for HL3, but I know it’s not true. It’s not true. It’s not true.