Sega is getting into the Warhammer business. The publisher has announce that it has signed a new deal with Games Workshop, the creators of the famed fantasy table top game franchise, to make a new series of Warhammer video games.
The first game from Sega will be developed by the UK-based The Creative Assembly, which is already working on a number of projects, including the RTS game Total War: Rome II and a new but unrevealed game based on the Alien series of films. Sega says that The Creative Assembly is now one of the biggest developers in Europe and has five games in the works.
No details about the new Warhammer game have been revealed but it won't be out until sometime after the end of 2013.
The Warhammer series has bounced around in terms of video game adaptations with various publishers releasing titles over the years. Namco Bandai previously released Warhammer-based RTS PC games but they received mixed reviews. Electronic Arts launched an MMO based on the franchise, Warhammer Online, in 2008 that is still running today.
THQ still holds the video game rights to Games Workshop's sci-fi offshoot of Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000. It has released a number of Warhammer 40K games in the past, many of them made by Relic Entertainment. A plan to make a MMO Warhammer 40K was later scrapped.