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Total War developer nabs Warhammer fantasy license

Warhammer's fantasy battles are in experienced hands, as Total War developers The Creative Assembly have signed a multi-game deal for the property with Games Workshop. The studio's development slate now includes five games, Eurogamer reports, including Total War: Rome 2 and an Aliens licensed project.

The deal only covers the gritty swords-and-sorcery universe originally spawned by the tabletop strategy game, with the first title not planned for launch until after 2013. THQ still holds the license for games based on Warhammer 40,000's gritty chainswords-and-psychics universe, such as Space Marine and in-development RPG Dark Millennium.

"With this year being our 25th anniversary it seems fitting for us to embark on such a dream project with such a well-established partner," Creative Assembly studio director Tim Heaton said. "The incredibly rich and detailed Warhammer world is something we grew up with, and has left an indelible imprint on us as both designers and gamers."

Electronic Arts' MMORPG Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will not be affected by the deal.

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12 comments

  • adeon777 - December 10, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    It for Warhammer Fantasy Battles, not 40k. But OH MY GEUUURRD!!! I can't wait
  • Rowdie - December 8, 2012 8:20 p.m.

    I'm very hopeful, but I felt the same way when I heard there was a Blood Bowl game in development.
  • Edias - December 8, 2012 11:36 a.m.

    Definitely great news. At the risk of tempting fate, I can't see this going wrong. The two seem practically made for each other.
  • rebeccaadams15 - December 6, 2012 10:37 p.m.

    uptil I saw the paycheck 4 $7666, I accept ...that...my friend woz like realey taking home money in there spare time from there pretty old laptop.. there friend brother haz done this 4 only about seven months and resantly repaid the mortgage on their cottage and bourt a top of the range Citroën DS. we looked here..www.Google.MEL7.CoM
  • Pwnz0r3d - December 6, 2012 9:39 p.m.

    Thankfully it wasn't 40K. I just don't see the playstyle of the Total War games working with the 40K universe, which is practically all ranged, save for some bloody chainsword throwdowns.
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  • Fenrakk101 - December 6, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    I hope that, if THQ tanks, TCA takes over WH40K too. I loved Dawn of War (and THQ's other forays into the universe) but it would be awesome to see a Total War-esque interpretation of the lore.
  • Gavo - December 6, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    I'm really looking forward to this. I might have caused my roommate look at me strangely because I just shouted "HELL YEAH"
  • DarthPunk - December 6, 2012 1:24 p.m.

    Hell yes!
  • StrongPillow - December 6, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    Whoa! Wow now this is a colab that will shake PC gaming at it's core. If anyone can revamp the Warhammer franchise it is defiantly The Creative Assembly. With the insane battles I would love to see these devs take on a lot of different franchises, Lord of the rings and a star wars one would be intense!
  • Dehumanization - December 6, 2012 12:29 p.m.

    Awwww I was hoping for 40k type battles.
  • Scammeleon - December 6, 2012 12:26 p.m.

    FINALLY!

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