Dune: Spice Wars, an indie mobile game about trading spice and fighting for control of the Dune desert will release on 12/25. The developer hosted a Reddit AMA to answer questions with insight into what’s next in this strategy-RPG.
The “dune frank herbert” is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert. It follows the fortunes of Paul Atreides and his family, who are caught up in the struggle for control of the desert planet Arrakis.
The two-decade wait for a strategy game rooted in Frank Herbert’s world is finally over with Dune: Spice Wars. The game, developed by Shiro Games (of Northgard fame) and released by Funcom, pits players against one other for control of Arrakis, in what should feel like a long-awaited homecoming when it launches.
The title’s unveiling also benefited from the buzz around the Dune movie, which will be released in 2021 and will bring the world back into the limelight. Although there’s still a long way to go until we get to play Dune: Spice Wars, here’s everything we know so far about the game, including information on its release date, factions, gameplay, and more.
Date of Release for Dune: Spice Wars
Dune: Spice Wars is set to arrive sometime in 2022, when it will initially be accessible on Steam Early Access.
Its early access period will run between 9 and 12 months, but the developer says there’s no urgency since it wants to “guarantee that the game is precisely where it needs to be, whatever the eventual release may be.”
Dune: The Story of the Spice Wars
It’s still unknown if Dune: Spice Wars will include a plot or whether players will have to make their own as they conquer Arrakis.
Despite this, the inclusion of characters such as Duke Leto, Gurney Halleck, and Duncan Idaho implies that the game will take place around the same time as the first novel.
Gameplay of Dune: Spice Wars
Dune: Spice Wars is strangely described as a “real-time strategy game with 4X components.” Players may anticipate slower-paced action than in other real-time strategy games, as well as the ability to stop and speed up time, according to the developer.
Exploration, territorial management, economic development, battle, politics, and espionage are among the features that enable it become a “real 4X game” without detracting from the RTS aspect.
You’ll have to manage your faction’s politics and relationships with other factions, both major and tiny, as well as trading partners and resource management.
You’ll also need to consider the intensity of the wind and the presence of sandworms. At first, navigating the planet’s vast deserts would be difficult, but a network of airfields and certain technology may help you get about.
Dune: Spice Wars includes base construction as a gameplay feature. You won’t be able to pick the positions of constructions manually, but they will be added to your main base.
Conquest is a key component of the game, with each playable house having its own unique troops. Throughout the game’s early access phase, upgrades are intended to include multiplayer and a complete campaign.
Factions in Dune: Spice Wars
Dune: Spice Wars will launch with four playable factions, two of which have previously been announced — House Atreides and House Harkonnen – in Steam Early Access.
Because of its “unparalleled political strength,” the former stands apart. House Atreides, led by Duke Leto, has an easier time gaining the trust of other large and lesser houses.
Players may pick from two of four counsellors – all of them are key characters from the previous book – who boost different qualities such as political clout, military prowess, and espionage ability. Its equipment is pricey, but it is durable.
System Requirements for Dune: Spice Wars
Dune: Spice Wars’ system requirements are still unknown, although we do know that the game needs a 64-bit CPU and operating system. As the debut date approaches, we anticipate to learn more.
How much does Dune: Spice Wars cost and where can you get it?
At least initially, Dune: Spire Wars will be accessible on PC through Steam Early Access. It’s unclear whether the game will be released on other platforms or marketplaces at a later date. Its pricing is unclear at this time, however it is expected to be reduced before its complete release.
Trailer for Dune: Spice Wars
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Dune Spice Wars multiplayer?
A: Dune Spice Wars is a single player campaign.
Is there a dune game?
A: I am not sure what a dune game is.
Are they making a new dune game?
A: There was a new Dune game announced for 2019, but it is not available yet. The official website does say that the game will be released soon though!
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