Dune returns to the video game world with Dune Spice Wars, a new 4x RTS from the developers of Evoland.
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Shiro Games and Funcom announced the first new Dune game in 20 years. It’s called Dune Spice Wars, and it’s a real-time strategy game filled with basic building, resource management, and all the finer points of the best RTS games in the game.
Spice Wars will see Big Houses clash and compete for control of Arrakis, just like the movie, except this time around, you’re the general in command of the battle. Players can control legendary houses in Landsraad including Atreides House in Caladan and Harkonnen House by Giedi Prime to recreate the Spice Wars from the movies and books.
Dune Spice Wars will enter Early Access in 2022. See below for more information:
A real-time strategy game with 4X elements, from the developers of Northgard, to critical acclaim. Set in the revolutionary world of Frank Herbert’s Dunes, you must lead your faction and fight for control and domination on the harsh desert planet of Arrakis.
Spices are the most precious resource in the universe. The spice prolongs life, expands consciousness and makes interstellar travel possible. Create your own story and play as one of many factions, including House Atreides and House Harkonnen, and vie for power over Dune and Spice.
Scan the landscape for signs of worms or risk losing your troops and spice pickers to titanic sands worms that will surge through the sand dunes to swallow and devour them whole. Defeat your opponents through political intrigue, crush them in battle and undermine them with your network of illusory spies.
THE DUNE OF FRANK HEBERT
KNOW WHERE THE TRAP IS – THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TO AVOIDING IT
Discover the unique universe of Dune – one of the most influential sci-fi sets ever created. Play as iconic characters, such as Duke Leto Atreides, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and many more, and guide your faction to victory. Watch for the constant threat of massive sand worms, which dominate the dangerous Dune landscape.
MAKE YOUR OWN PATH
WE DO OUR OWN JUSTICE. WE DO IT HERE ON ARRAKIS – WIN OR DIE
Choose between subterfuge, political influence, economic supremacy or open warfare to win and take control of the most important planet in the universe! Use secret agents to sabotage your opponents’ plans. Vote on political resolutions in the Landsraad to advance your strategy.
4X IN REAL TIME
PEOPLE WHO CAN DESTROY A THING, THEY CONTROL IT
Explore Dune with ornithopters to discover resources, villages and points of interest. Grow with your troops to take control of more and more regions. Harness resources through buildings and spice pickers to dominate the economy. Destroy your enemies with a powerful army, but beware because outright aggression can have major political repercussions.
GROWTH THROUGH EARLY ACCESS
A BEGINNING IS THE TIME TO TAKE THE MOST DELICATE CARE …
The game will be updated and expanded during Early Access based on your feedback. More features and content, better balance and new game modes will be added during the early access period, based on crucial community input.