The Early Access launch of Temtem, the Pokémon-like creature-collecting MMO, is edging closer. In the build-up to the launch, publisher Humble Bundle and developer Crema are giving players an introduction to the various features in the game. The latest video showcases Temtem’s social side and looks at some of its MMO elements. We start to receive an idea of the endgame as well.
Find a friend
One of the biggest differences between Pokémon and Temtem is that in Temtem your battles are always two versus two. You can battle solo and use two of your Temtem, or you can partner with a friend and use one Temtem each. That means you could play through the entire game by yourself, but you can also do it with a friend cooperatively.
Furthermore, you can take advantage of the fact that Temtem is an MMO and meet someone in the Airborne Archipelago. Partner up, catch Temtem together, complete campaign missions, and take down Dojo Masters as a dynamic duo. Likewise, if someone has a Temtem you need to complete your squad, you can trade Temtem and items with them through the social menu.
Temtem’s PvP battles
Once you’ve completed the game’s campaign, you’ll reach what MMOs refer to as the endgame. For Temtem, the endgame is going to involve battling other players to prove you’re the best. Humble Bundle and Crema already held an Alpha Cup for players to showcase their skills. Events like this are what will help Temtem develop a healthy online community and create content beyond the campaign.
You will also be able to create a club where you can gather friends and tamers you meet while playing. Your club can work together to complete weekly challenges and help defeat the evil Clan Belsoto (the antagonists of Temtem).
Look the part
A key part of any MMO’s endgame is cosmetic hunting. You can’t just be the best. You need to look like the best. The search for standout cosmetics is what keeps MMO players coming back for hours after they beat the campaign. Temtem will be no different. The different areas of the Airborne Archipelago will have unique cosmetics for tamers to collect and show off.
There will also be in-game events that are sure to offer limited-time cosmetics. (Hopefully you can earn some and won’t have to purchase them all.) In a future update, challenges will also be added to the game that will allow players to earn cosmetic rewards.
Temtem will be releasing for PC on January 21 and can be wishlisted via Steam and Humble Bundle. There’s also going to be one more stress test before the Early Access launch. If you’d like to spend a couple of hours testing the game before launch, you can sign up for the stress test on the game’s official website. The stress test will take place on January 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST.
When you begin your Temtem journey, you will need to choose from three starter Temtem. You can learn a bit more about your three choices in our introduction to the starter Temtem article.