DokeV has been kicking round for the higher a part of two years, however the trailer at Gamescom (which you’ll watch beneath) was the primary time I laid eyes on it. On the time, I may solely describe what I noticed as a fever dream however wanting nearer at this mystifying recreation reveals a promising mixture of open-world adventuring, Pokemon-like creature assortment, and thrilling enviornment battling. DokeV even has a little bit of Monster Hunter DNA in there, which piques my curiosity much more. What’s been proven up to now has an infectious vitality, and every factor appears playful and enjoyable. Granted, there’s not a lot data on the market in regards to the recreation, however I feel DokeV is price keeping track of within the coming months.
Firstly are the Dokebi, creatures from Korean folklore that you just seize, combat, and befriend in DokeV. We’ve solely seen a small sampling of the Dokebi, however I’ve been delighted by a few of the designs up to now. They run the gamut from a colourful aardvark to a bipedal alarm clock and, my favourite up to now, a boxing panda bear. Within the latest gameplay trailer and subsequent developer interview video, we realized Ghostbusters of all issues encourage the capturing course of. Earlier than utilizing a vacuum to seize the goal Dokebi, you will put on it down with every kind of weapons like seated bouncing balls, big toy hammers, and squirt weapons. These battles are contained inside a swirling vortex of clouds with confetti, sparks, and fireplace spraying in every single place with every assault from you and your associate Dokebi. Whether or not these clouds signify one other realm through which the Dokebi exist or are simply to maintain the combat inside a sure boundary has but to be shared by the builders.
Accompanied by a catchy Ok-pop theme, the gameplay trailer for DokeV exhibits the sport’s number of actions round city. Whether or not you’re hanging out with mates at a park, skateboarding round city, or confronting an enormous Dokebi in a development yard, the world seems to be full of issues to do and critters to seize. Some duties are proven, like flying kites or putting objects at shrines or memorials, which may be a part of the Dokebi catching course of.
Maneuvering around the globe seems to be enjoyable, and there are every kind of how to do it. Preserving to regular strategies for youths to journey, you have got entry to skateboards, rollerblades, and bikes, which all look to have their very own physics and presumably some methods related to them. Characters are additionally proven pulling donuts in a miniature automobile and hitting the water on a jet ski. What should be essentially the most exhilarating, and releasing, is gliding by means of the skies with a techno-magical parasol and a Monster Hunter Wirebug-like rope that allows you to zip and swing round midair. These instruments even allow you to chase monsters excessive into the sky, as we see a participant following a hen by means of gradual flurries within the trailer.
Pearl Abyss, the Korean developer behind DokeV, can also be recognized for its stunning MMO Black Desert and upcoming Crimson Desert. DokeV makes use of the latest engine powering these video games, which provides the world a sensible look that stands out from its cartoony counterparts like Pokémon. That’s to not say there aren’t stylized parts, as you’ll see within the doll-like visuals of the kids, and the wild Dokebi designs are definitely not grounded in any respect. The clashing parts of the practical atmosphere and the fantastical model of the beasts give the sport an entirely distinctive look.
There’s nonetheless loads to be revealed about DokeV, and new data can not come quickly sufficient. Can it’s performed along with family and friends ultimately? How do Dokebi take part in battles? What’s with that participant transformation proven within the trailer? How can gamers categorical themselves by means of customization? Hopefully, we’ll have solutions to a few of these questions quickly. To date, what we have seen exhibits lots of potential and appears to be an thrilling new tackle the monster assortment style.