Temtem Is A Pokémon Clone That Looks Pretty Cool

Temtem is an MMO out this week that, in many and very obvious ways, is trying to be the kind of Pokémon game people have wanted for years but have never actually gotten.

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I mean, just look at this:

And this!

So, yes, Pokémon. Only you fight with two monsters at once instead of one, letting you team up and string together combos, and it’s an MMO, so you can wander around the overworld with friends.

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It’s out tomorrow in beta form on Steam, with a final release on Xbox One, Switch and PS4 planned for 2021.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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I mean, how on-the-nose can you get before you give Nintendo’s lawyers quality material to sue? Because it seems like this really toes the line.