Pearl Abyss first teased their game called DokeV last year with a whole lot of colorful cinematics. Recently, the developers shared some gameplay via a world premiere trailer during gamescom 2021.
It’s not far off to think that DokeV is very much inspired by Korea’s dokkaebi or “goblins”. Apart from Pearl Abyss being a Korean developer, the game’s creatures are called Dokebi (pronounced as “doh-keh-vee”) that live alongside humans. In fact, the lead producer Sangyong Kim explains the lore and says that these Korean mythical creatures can be “fun friends to have”.
Exploring a dokebi-filled world
In DokeV, players can explore an open-world MMO where their characters can meet and collect the magical and adorable Dokebi. These creatures are said to “encourage people’s dreams from which they gain strength.” How that exactly plays out in terms of the creatures’ skills is still unclear even with the gameplay reveal, but it does show a lot of flash combat where your character gets to fight alongside the Dokebi.
Despite the lack of information on combat, the reveal trailer gave a lot on how you can travel around the world. There’s a lot of variety out there it seems, from skateboarding, swinging around, and even gliding with an umbrella.
The developers from Pearl Abyss (Black Desert, Shadow Arena, Crimson Desert) share that DokeV will be “filled with intriguing stories”. Again, even with the gameplay trailer, not much is revealed on that end. That being said, at least we can expect a very colorful and visually appealing gaming experience for the younger audience. The music is also a beat anybody can dance to.
Apart from that, we’ll have to wait and see how the gameplay actually pans out as the trailer only revealed a work in progress. Who knows, maybe it will be one of the most coached on Metafy once it comes out. For now, there’s no release date for the game yet, but it is set to be released for PC and consoles.
YouTube: DokeV – World Premiere Gameplay Trailer | gamescom 2021
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Sources: Korean Literature Now / Andy Chalk (PC Gamer)