Temtem official artwork and logo

[Update #2]: Cassette Beasts is another potentially interesting Pokemon-inspired RPG. So if you're into Temtem, you might want to check it out as well.

[Update]: The developers have now released the official roadmap, as well as announced their plans for Temtem's future.

Temtem, much like the Pokemon games from which it draws a great deal of inspiration, is a creature collecting and battling RPG with plenty of unique areas to explore. However, unlike the Pokemon games which are largely singleplayer, Temtem is an MMO and thus heavily focused on player-to-player interactions, co-op, and naturally, duels.

If you're wondering just how Pokemon inspired Temtem truly is, as well as what its various creatures look like, you'll find some of the answer you seek in the recently posted animated intro. Have a gander, it's quite a pretty one:

While Temtem already seems to be pretty solid, it is worth mentioning that it has only just released onto Steam Early Access and is currently missing a good chunk of content. According to the brief description, Temtem will likely remain in Early Access until the second quarter of 2021, at which point it'll feature more than 160 Temtem to collect, 7 unique islands with one focused entirely on end-game activities, as well as a variety of community-focused features like housing, an auction house and clans.

You can learn more about Temtem, as well as potentially grab yourself an Early Access copy, over at Steam. Have fun!