News | Dune: Spice Wars Update Adds Multiplayer

An update has been released for Dune: Spice Wars that adds multiplayer.

The real time strategy game has been playable on Steam as an Early Access game since April 26. The update adds the ability for two players to compete against two other players, according to developer Shiro Games. The update also adds more regions even events, among other things.

Dune: Space Wars is a 4X-element RTS set on the desert planet Arrakis, known from the books and the movies. Since the game is by Shiro Games, it contains elements of its other RTS, Northgard. In this way, areas on the planet are explored and taken over and the boundaries of the map are constantly expanding.


News | Metal: Hellsinger will release September 15th

The release date of Metal: Hellsinger has been announced: the game will be released on September 15th. A free demo is now available.

Publisher Funcom and developer The Outsiders announced this tonight during the Summer Game Fest Kick Off Live show. The game was already postponed to this year last year.

Metal: Hellsinger offers classic first person shooter gameplay with a unique aspect: shooting demons to the beat of the metal music can earn more points. The game features exclusive vocals from several metal singers, including Matt Heafy of Trivium, Björn Strid of Soilwork, Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy, Serj Tankian of System of a Down and Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquility.

The story of The Outsiders is explained in the game by Troy Baker, known for games such as The Last of Us and God of War. Players control The Unknown, a hybrid between a human and a demon who fights his way through hell with a variety of weapons. The game’s director is David Goldfarb, known for games such as Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Payday 2.

Metal: Hellsinger releases on Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and S on September 15. A demo is available now on all these systems.


News | Dune: Spice Wars will be playable in early access from April 26th

From April 26, the strategy game Dune: Spice Wars can be played in early access on Steam.

Publisher Funcom and developer Shiro Games have announced this. The early access version should provide “essentially the main experience” of the game, with four playable factions and three different ways to win. The early access version will receive several updates upon release that will add new content to the game, including a multiplayer mode, a new playable faction, and a full campaign.

Dune: Space Wars is a 4X-element RTS set on the desert planet Arrakis, known from the books and the movies. Since the game is being developed by Shiro Games, elements of its other rts – Northgard – seem to be carried over. In this way, areas on the planet are explored and taken over and the boundaries of the map are constantly expanding.

Publisher Funcom is also working on an open world survival game based on the Dune franchise. The Dutch studio Abstraction is collaborating on that game.