The Emperor Arrives in Dune: Spice Wars Today

House Corrino descends onto the sands of Arrakis starting today as the latest faction to join the action in Dune: Spice Wars.

The latest update to Dune: Spice Wars (which rules even if it’s still in Early Access), brings the total playable factions up to five with the addition of House Corrino. That’s right, now you can play as the Padishah Emperor himself as you try to regain control of the Spice.

Dune: Spice Wars, the Dune 4X real-time strategy game, welcomes the Imperial House Corrino to its new total of five playable factions, fanning the Spice War’s flames to new heights. From a strong foundation, Dune: Spice Wars has been expanding and improving fast since it launched into Early Access in April. Today’s major update marks the second out of four currently announced milestones leading up to launch, with several smaller updates bringing additional minor features, balancing, and quality of life improvements.


Shaddam IV, the Padishah Emperor, brings his mobile royal palaces to Dune, an expression of his domination over the planet. While the position brings him a steady spice tax or bribe, he must balance it with the responsibility to pay the Spacing Guild’s fees to maintain affordable interstellar travel.


As House Corrino, wield influence over the other factions by manipulating the CHOAM market and the Landsraad. If all else fails, deploy the ruthless Sardaukar to squash your opposition.


As rulers of a galaxy-wide territory, the imperial councilors have ample experience in intrigue. Princess Irulan and Wensicia Corrino, daughters of Shaddam IV lend House Corrino politically sharp and insightful minds. Captain Aramsham is a Sardaukar officer, expert at commanding the most elite fighting force in the universe. Hasimir Fenring the assassin mentat is one of the deadliest fighters of the imperium and the closest friend of Shaddam IV.

Dune: Spice Wars is available now via Early Access on Steam.

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