Dune: The Spice Warsthe brand new technique sport primarily based on Frank Herbert’s sci-fi universe and its latest movie adaptation, will launch on Steam Early Entry for PC on April twenty sixth.
Writer Funcom and developer Shiro Video games – who made the hit Northgard – additionally confirmed that the Fremen shall be one of many sport’s 4 playable factions at launch. (Homes Harkonnen and Atreides, in addition to a faction of smugglers, had beforehand been introduced.) The sport pits the 4 factions towards one another on the desert planet Arrakis, competing for management of its extraordinarily invaluable useful resource, the spice.
Desert-dwelling Fremen will naturally transfer sooner by means of the hostile panorama than different factions, stand up to its circumstances higher, and entice much less consideration from sandworms. They’ll even use sandworms as a quick journey mechanism. They excel in stealth and guerrilla ways, and their purpose is to rally all sietches (Fremen communities) throughout the planet and drive out the Imperial invaders. Their chief is Liet Kynes (the character performed by Sharon Duncan-Brewster within the 2021 movie), and his daughter Chani (Zendaya within the movie) is amongst his advisors.
Dune: The Spice Wars is a real-time technique sport with 4X scaled-up components, together with a world map. Navy would possibly should be balanced with infiltration, useful resource manufacturing, and even political affect to succeed. It seems a bit like Whole Warfare. The preliminary Early Entry launch won’t embody multiplayer campaigns or story-driven single-player campaigns.
Funcom can be growing an open-world survival multiplayer sport set within the Dune universe.