The MMO Temtem, which is based on Pokémon, has gotten a big update with Nuzlocke mode, a new area, and more 

Temtem is a monster-catching game similar to Pokémon that has done fairly well for itself. The game has gotten a lot of updates since it launched on the Nintendo Switch in September last year.

The most recent update (version 1.3), which includes new modes, places, seasons, events, and more, may be the most interesting one so far.

To begin with, it introduces a new “Nuzlocke mode” that subjects the player to “tough and hardcore rules”:

“You only get to catch the first 2 Temtem you see per route (1 Temtem each if you’re playing Co-op!), and defeating them or running from them will still count as having seen them.

Any Tems that faint during your adventure will be released after the battle. Tems you catch won’t have any fertility left, so no breeding, and you can lose the run if all your Tems are KO’ed.”

The Randomlocke mode is the next.  It uses many randomization techniques and follows the same rules as Nuzlocke mode:

“From Temtem (including your starters and quest-obtained Tems!), to Techniquesitems gathered around the world, NPC squadsuntamed encounters… The only few things that will remain as they naturally are (for mostly technical reasons) will be Temtem species, with their stats and evolutionary lines, their Traits, and Gears. This way, Tems will remain part of their identity even in this chaotic Challenge mode.”

Then there is a new Speedrun option, where the goal is to simply finish the game and its portions as quickly as you can. You will receive rewards in the form of stuff for your main slots if you beat specific times.

Also, there are balancing adjustments and upgrades, a new season called “Season 3: Battle of the Tamers,” a new occasion called “Leprechaun’s Eve,” and more. One more area to mention is Nanto Laboratories. Here is a summary:

“The door of Nanto Labs will open to all curious Tamers in 1.3! Inside, you will be able to exchange your Lumas for a very sus new currency, called Luma Drops.

“The amount of Luma Drops you’ll receive for each Luma will depend on the Temtem species, and whether or not you’re the OT for them, or are soulbound to them. The more you want, the more you have to sacrifice: such are the laws of equivalent exchange.”