The makers of Total War, Creative Assembly now has the rights to a new game. I love the Total War series, and often sit down to do battle on the computer with several of the Total War games. Seeing a company like Creative Assembly taking over to take on the Warhammer World is exciting, and I only wish that they would move to the 40k side of things. Of course...... if one is successful, who knows.


via GameSpy
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/warhammer-mark-of-chaos/1226834p1.html

Sega announced this morning that it has partnered with Games Workshop on a "multi-title" licensing deal to create Warhammer games, and Creative Assembly has been handed the keys.

With Total War: Rome 2 and an as-yet unnamed Alien game in the works, Creative Assembly was already a busy studio. That's why it is creating a new team to focus exclusively on its first Warhammer title.

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34 Comments:

  1. I would give anything for a Warhammer-themed Total War game. Exciting stuff.

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    1. It already exists, in mod form at least. But yeah, an official one would rock.

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  2. If this delivers I would buy a computer worthy of gaming again...

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  3. Warhammer Total War- That would be sexy

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  4. Quite late with this one, this has been floating around a week now.

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    1. Well he is in the middle of moving, so that's really not that big of a deal.

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    2. Dont be a tool...congrats you found out something before it was posted...you win the internet!

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  5. I have fantasized for years of a 2d/3d topdown, 4'/6' touch screen moniter layed out like a table. The idea of being able to play a game of 40k with someone on the other side of the world, while in the comforts of my home...drool. With the True Sight software THQ is hypeing for CoH2.

    Jamricsloe

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  6. I'll definately be following this game all the way through the credits.

    ManWithTheYellowHat

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  7. GREAT!! When THQ will allow a wh40k Total War?

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  8. Dream come true news like this makes me believe in a god

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  9. Rome Total War is due out, soon. Looking forward to the reboot. Total War + Warhammer = sweet. Total War + 40K = awesome!

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  10. They won't do 40k because that's called Dawn of War, morons. Pretty sure those rights are all but exclusive now.

    Warhammer Fantasy has virtually NEVER had a good game, but now's the chance. :)

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    1. Dawn of War is different than a "normal" strategy/war game though. You only control small amount of troops and there is not much involved besides capping points and running around with your hero. Its even more reduced in the singleplayer campaign.
      Now compare this to the TW series where you fight for territory, have regiments of troops, formations and a whole load of different units.
      And I liked Mark of Chaos. It had it flaws but it was a way more true to the tabletop than a DoW style game.

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    2. You're talking about DoW2, the original DoW and its expansions were great; a true RTS with a semi unique resourcing system (ground control got there first but relic did it differently) which I actually preferred since it took the strategic focus from 'protect the harvester/peons' to 'capture that location and hold it!'.

      I haven't played the total war games but I have seen various trailers/ screenshots etc and they are perfectly suited to warhammer. I'm not so sure about 40k though as there are more vehicles and ranged weapons than in TW games

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  11. I have been waiting for a warhammer total war game ever since shogun total war came out. I cannot wait for this! this type of game will fit so well to warhammer.

    Nathaniel

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  12. This would indeed be EPIC! bit off topic but does anyone know what happened to the Dark millinium 40k MMO type game that was supposed to be getting made? I remember seeing an awsome vid of the imperial forces kicking around and that was a fair while ago.

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    1. it got canned as an MMO and is now a single player game with online multi player aspects. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-03-29-thq-warhammer-40-000-dark-millenium-is-no-longer-an-mmo

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  13. There are already some total war mods for warhammer, check out moddb and twcenter.

    For those who are also into lotr one of the best games ever is third age total war, a mod for mediaeval kingdoms. The production value is ridiculously high for a 'free' game and there are many mod-mods that achieve things you never thought possible in total war.

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  14. So far, IMO, every Warhammer computer game has been shit, and I see no reason to suspect that this trend won't continue...

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    1. Dark omen was awesome! How dare u! Lol

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  15. Reminds me of hours of fun spent playing 'Shadow of the Horned Rat' many years ago on my Playstation.

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  16. This is good, but it's not my dream game. I'd really love Warhammer 40,000: Battlefront! If they could make a game with at least thirty a side with vehicles, a nice chunk of races and the execution of the star wars battlefronts... That'd be badass!
    Regardless, Warhammer Total War is a great idea.

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    1. A man after my own heart! I actually designed a game very similar to that as a project for one of my degree modules; it was a mix of battlefront and republic commando where instead of individual troopers spawning it had squads and your avatar was a squad sergeant/captain and you could issue orders to your squad and/or leave them to join others... Shame it was only a concept and my programming skills are still in their infancy :(

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  17. This is some welcome news. I look forward to seeing there take on the fantasy side of things. Of course if its successful I wouldn't mind seeing a 40k game from them also. :D

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  18. There are already really great warhammer mods for total war. I wouldnt be surprised if some of those mod team members were recruited by creative assembly.

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  19. There are already really great warhammer mods for total war. I wouldnt be surprised if some of those mod team members were recruited by creative assembly.

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  20. Warhammer: Total Waaaagh

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  21. Where's the love for dark omen that was boss!

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