Total War dev making Warhammer Fantasy games

Multiple Warhammer fantasy games are in the pipeline at Total War developer The Creative Assembly, Sega announced today. The publisher has scooped the rights to Games Workshop's classic magical elves-and-ratmen tabletop wargame and set up a new team at TCA to bring them to our computers, planning for the first game to hit after 2013.

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Multiple Warhammer fantasy games are in the pipeline at Total War developer The Creative Assembly, Sega announced today. The publisher has scooped the rights to Games Workshop's classic magical elves-and-ratmen tabletop wargame and set up a new team at TCA to bring them to our computers, planning for the first game to hit after 2013.

"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," Creative Assembly studio director Tim Heaton said in the announcement. "We'll be doing the Warhammer universe justice in a way that has never been attempted before."

A large-scale, Total War-style Warhammer game with hordes of elves and dwarves and ratmen and lizardmen and vampires and wizards and honking great war machines could be very special.

Sega has only grabbed the classic Warhammer license, though. The Warhammer 40,000 license, with all its Space Marines and Tyranids, will remain with THQ, the publisher confirmed to Eurogamer. This is jolly good news, considering how delightful Relic's Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War series has been. Relic also ventured into action with WH40K: Space Marine, and THQ has Darksiders developer Vigil working on WH40K: Dark Millenium, a single-player RPG scavenged from its once-planned MMO.

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    December 6, 2012 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Total War dev making Warhammer Fantasy games.

    Multiplayer Warhammer fantasy games are in the pipeline at Total War developer The Creative Assembly, Sega announced today. The publisher has scooped the rights to Games Workshop's classic magical elves-and-ratmen tabletop wargame and set up a new team at TCA to bring them to our computers, planning for the first game to hit after 2013.

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      December 6, 2012 6:03 AM

      Wow.

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      December 6, 2012 6:07 AM

      Sounds awesome, and I'm glad to hear Relic didn't lose the WH40k license

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      December 6, 2012 6:08 AM

      Did you mean to write "multiple"? Also fuck yes, TOTAL WARHAMMER.

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      December 6, 2012 6:44 AM

      Warriors of Chaos for life

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      December 6, 2012 6:55 AM

      This sounds like it could be incredibly, amazingly awesome if they do it right!

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      December 6, 2012 7:26 AM

      Oh! I hope this will make some killer WAR games

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      December 6, 2012 7:40 AM

      SKAVEN!!!!!! I need hordes of rats with cool fucked-up units

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      December 6, 2012 7:53 AM

      That's awesome

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      December 6, 2012 8:33 AM

      spectacular! I remember being underwhelmed at the original try at massive armies the WH series MARK OF CHAOS I think it was, though I forget who made it off the top of my head though.

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      December 6, 2012 8:37 AM

      ok now that sounds awesome

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      December 6, 2012 8:47 AM

      outstanding news! nerd boner achieved.

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      December 6, 2012 8:53 AM

      Very cool. :)

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      December 6, 2012 8:55 AM

      Sounds like a good home for the license. I just hope it'll have a decent singleplayer portion as well.

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        December 6, 2012 9:02 AM

        The announcement doesn't say anything about multiplayer specifically so I wouldn't worry about that.

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          December 6, 2012 9:12 AM

          Yeah, that was a weird typo which I caught in the actual story but forgot to carry over to the comment summary.

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            December 6, 2012 9:33 AM

            Oh right, serves me for only reading the summary posted here. That is great news then! :D Consider me excite!

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        December 6, 2012 9:11 AM

        CA games have decent singleplayer, i imagine with the epic that is the WHFB universe they could come up with some more focused story progression along with the large world map you see in TW games. There is just so much they could do with this license, it really is massive.

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          December 6, 2012 9:19 AM

          I just hope to weave the rich lore of Warhammer into the game, what with the massive amounts already there and the detailed maps of the world and such.

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      December 6, 2012 9:02 AM

      Whoa, this is something I've wanted for a looooong time.

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      December 6, 2012 9:02 AM

      FUCKING AWESOME!

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      December 6, 2012 9:09 AM

      So awesome! I love Warhammer fantasy.

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      December 6, 2012 9:11 AM

      sounds great!

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      December 6, 2012 9:24 AM

      EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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      December 6, 2012 9:56 AM

      Holy Fucks this will be fantastic

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      December 6, 2012 10:16 AM

      Sounds awesome

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      December 6, 2012 10:25 AM

      On. My. Face. NOW!

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      December 6, 2012 10:28 AM

      this is something that has needed to happen for some time. i really hope it turns out good.

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      December 6, 2012 10:32 AM

      Um, hey, guys, I have the weirdest boner that won't stop pumping cum. Plz halp.

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      December 6, 2012 10:40 AM

      Oh shit!

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      December 6, 2012 10:45 AM

      Awesome. Great to hear about this game coming out. Looking fwd to more details soon

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      December 6, 2012 11:17 AM

      Nothing says entertainment like taking an Empire army into the field and blasting folks with cannon fire and musket volleys. Those foolish enemy armies and their swords.

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      December 6, 2012 12:48 PM

      Sweet I've been wanting them do to a fantasy RTS for a while.

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      December 6, 2012 12:59 PM

      I nearly jumped off my chair, this is genuinely a match made in heaven. It better not be a 3rd person action PoS

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      December 6, 2012 1:00 PM

      Fuck yes

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      December 6, 2012 1:41 PM

      This makes me happy!

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      December 6, 2012 2:47 PM

      Pumping so much cum over this.

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      December 6, 2012 4:36 PM

      What, no "Warhammer: Total War" joke?

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      December 6, 2012 4:55 PM

      :O

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      December 6, 2012 8:56 PM

      Oh my stars and garters! FOR THE BLOOD GOD YES!!!

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      December 6, 2012 9:28 PM

      This is way better than Medieval 3!

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      December 7, 2012 3:44 AM

      I'd buy a TOTAL WAR with Warhammer Fantasy Skins.