Sega has signed a multiple-game licensing deal with Games Workshop to publish video games based on Warhammer.
Creative Assembly, award-winning creator of the Total War series, will develop the games. A new team will work on the titles, alongside the existing Total War Alien and mobile teams.
The first Warhammer game in the deal is set to launch from late 2013.
"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,", said Tim Heaton, Studio Director at Creative Assembly. "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."
Jon Gillard, Games Workshop's Head of Licensing, added: "We have enormous respect for Sega and Creative Assembly and have felt for a long time that the combination of the enormously rich setting of the Warhammer world, and their stunning development talent, is a match with huge potential.
"Now that we’ve managed to bring these two giants of gaming together, it is safe to say that some truly amazing products are going to be unleashed as a result. We are excited at the possibilities, and are enthusiastically working with the team at Creative Assembly already."
Publisher THQ still has the rights to produce Warhammer 40,000 video games.
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