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Dune Spice Wars gets Early Access release date

Funcom revealed the early access Dune Spice wars release date for April 26.

Updated: Apr 6, 2022 5:10 pm
Dune Spice Wars gets Early Access release date

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Developers Shiro Games and Publishers Shiro Games have announced the upcoming Dune Spice Wars release date for its Early Access launch. Players can get ready to return to a Dune themed strategy game come April 26 with the game’s early access launch.

Dune Spice Wars Release date information

When the Dune Spice Wars early access release date arrives, players can get to grips with four playable factions, featuring the House Harkonnen, House Atreides, The Smugglers and The Fremen. All of these factions are just a few of the factions in Frank Herbert’s original Dune series. The first three factions were revealed in the earlier stages of development, but the fourth faction was revealed alongside Dune Spice Wars’ early access release date.

Those picking up either of these factions will find a blend of RTS and 4X elements. Players will need to manage the game and win with typical RTS unit control and base destruction elements. There is a city, policy, supply, exhaustion, and grand strategy to manage that is more akin to 4X gameplay. Shiro’s other game, Norethgard, is similar.

Some of the ways you can play and win a game are via multiple victories. Players can dominate the enemy, gaining influence through diplomacy, spying, sabotaging, or building up your economy and becoming the ultimate spice lords. Shiro will repeat the formulae that got its success with Northgard, their Viking themed RTS and colony management game, with a few twists and differences in the formulae.

It is important to note that the game is launching in Early Access. It means the game will change throughout continued development, with both feedback from internal staff and player opinions mattering. Expect to see more factions, units, and other key features added to the game at a later date. For those who have played Northgard, Shiro understands this front, having launched Northgard in early access and completing the game to a near 90% positive reviews on Steam. So, the first Dune RTS game in 20 years is in good hands.

At the time of writing, we are unaware of a release price for the game or a release time. You will need to pay more attention to the launch of the game when April 26 arrives. 

In the press release, Funcom also revealed that they are actively working on an upcoming survival game set in the Dune universe. Funcom is the developer studio behind Conan Exiles, one of the biggest survival games set in the Conan franchise. So, it is a very good time to be a Dune fan.

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