Doke V is a third-person minion battle game from South Korean studio Pearl Abyss.
Coming to Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC Doke V Looks like to take Pokemon Scarlet and Violet formula and turn it upside down as you battle monsters in real time. While the game still has the mechanics of collecting creatures, the great graphics and the cute but ridiculous looking Dokebi you’ll be collecting definitely give you Doke V its unique taste.
Although we haven’t seen much yet Doke V apart from the trailer in 2011, the preview itself looked quite promising. Combat felt fluid and fast, and the title’s vibrant colors and distinctive style felt almost magical in its bold simplicity. While much of the game is still shrouded in mystery, we’ve gathered every bit of information for your enjoyment of reading.
DokeV: get to the point
- What is this? An open world action adventure game with monster collecting
- When can I play it? Nothing is known at the moment, but we assume that it will be in 2023 at the earliest
- What can I play it on? PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
DokeV: release date and platforms
We don’t have a release window for yet Doke V. Considering we haven’t heard anything major since Gamescom 2021 was revealed nearly a year ago, it doesn’t seem like it’s coming anytime soon, so we’re speculating 2023 at the earliest.
In terms of platforms, we currently know it’s coming to PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One. It’s unlikely it’ll come to Nintendo Switch in any capacity, although we’ve seen plenty of cloud builds on a hybrid machine recently.
The official music video of DokeV Rockstar
New trailer for Doke V was shown at The Game Awards 2021, where the official music video for a song written specifically for the game was shown. “Rockstar” is exactly the kind of K-pop bop you’d expect. Moreover, it uses gameplay footage and shows once again how impressive it is DokeV’the graphics and animations are there. Check it out below.
Additional trailers, including a gameplay trailer (opens in a new tab) and game review (opens in a new tab) can be found on the official website DokeV channel on YouTube (opens in a new tab).
DokeV’is an open-world action-adventure game, although it wasn’t always like that. Initially announced as an MMO, Pearl Abyss decided to move away from that approach, giving them the freedom to do their own thing without the biases of the genre.
There are many wacky, wonderfully designed creatures to help you in combat. According to the official website, these creatures are known as Dokebi, and the bizarre designs include an alarm clock with headphones over its ears, as well as a hybrid of a panda and a polar bear wearing boxing gloves. So basically the pinnacle character design.
Judging by the trailer, the Dokebi appear to be stored in small prismatic discs and can be released during combat encounters. Each has its own abilities that will help you in different ways, so we imagine that choosing the right Dokebi for the job will often be the key to success.
We also saw a surprisingly diverse number of transition options. Your character, as expected, can move on foot, but also on flying skateboards, bicycles and even a car. You can also take to the air Fortnitestyle, using a fold-out umbrella, which we believe will be useful for quickly reaching certain places on the map.
So far, these trailers have contained many aspects that could be associated with a more social experience. This includes fishing, kite flying and spending time at the beach. We’d like to think that some shared experiences or encounters will still be available to try out Doke V when it releases.
A change of species
Doke V was originally billed as an MMO (massively multiplayer online) title when it was announced in 2019. However, in August 2021, Pearl Abyss confirmed that plans had changed and the developer moved away from the MMO format to a more traditional action-adventure game. Official Doke V The Twitter account leaves no doubt:
#DokeV was initially introduced as an MMO but we decided to take the game in a different direction and now it’s an open world action adventure game where creatures gather. But regardless of the genre, we focus on fun, exuberance and adventure! 🦙☂️August 25, 2021
This move away from the MMO format was quite divided in responses to tweets. The MMO aspect was what many people were most looking forward to. Others felt that a more focused approach could lead to a better, more polished game.
If you want our two cents, the MMO space is already very competitive. So much so that it’s really hard for any MMO to gain a foothold in space. With giants of the genre such as World of Warcraft AND Final Fantasy 14 on the block, any new MMO would have to really impress to make a name for itself in space.