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DokeV is an upcoming MMO that looks set to beat Pokemon at its own game. | Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP
  • DokeV is an upcoming ‘creature capturing’ MMO.
  • It comes from Pearl Abyss, developers of Black Desert Online.
  • DokeV will be coming out on PC and major consoles.

Pokemon Sword and Shield games have clearly disappointed many people with the dex cull and lack of graphical upgrades. If you’re one of those disappointed masses, then you’re in luck. Seems like someone is finally going to step up and try to take the series’ ‘creature collecting’ crown with a game called DokeV.

DokeV is an MMO from Pearl Abyss, the South Korean developers behind the hugely successful Black Desert Online. BDO is well known for a high-graphical fidelity, being one of the best looking MMO’s on the market. DokeV seems like it’s going to keep that trend going because the trailer just dropped and so did my jaw.

DokeV Looks Amazing

If you take a look at the trailer, you might be forgiven for thinking it was pre-rendered. The truth is, at least according to the developers, that it’s all in-game graphics. If that’s true, then this is potentially one of the best looking video games of all time.

The trailer shows off some impressive aesthetics, aside from just how high-quality the graphics are. Everything in-game is rendered in a very soft, brightly colored style. The game is supposed to be child-friendly and appeal to all ages, and with visuals that pop this much, it’s easy to see that happening.

Look at That Creature Design

The creatures also seem pretty damn great. Maybe it’s because they were designed with 3D in mind from the get-go, but they all seem to be bursting with character. Personally I can’t decide which I like more, the hat-wearing, water-gun-dual-wielding duck or the panda with boxing gloves. DokeV seems to have escaped the trap of simply jamming two things or animals together like Pokemon does.

DokeV - YouTube Comment.
A lot of the information we do have is from this comment on the reveal trailer. | Source: YouTube

These creature designs have bags upon bags of personality, which matches the playable characters. You also seem to have access to loads of different types of transport to make getting around the world fun – from tiny cars to flying umbrellas and even a standard skateboard.

Can’t Wait to Get My Hands on It

DokeV isn’t out yet and probably won’t be for a fair while. What we do know is that the MMO is planned for release on major consoles as well as PC and will be suitable for all ages. I for one cannot wait to get my hands on this and replace that Elekidi-shaped hole in my heart. If we’re lucky, those mini-cars will be available as merch too.

This article was edited by Gerelyn Terzo.

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