Total War: WARHAMMER III Announced

SEGA announces Total War: WARHAMMER III, a third installment in Creative Assembly's strategy series based on the Warhammer fantasy franchise. This will come to the Epic Games Store and Steam, and each store lists late 2021 as the release date. Word is the game will "plunge players into a cataclysmic conflict between ruinous daemonic powers and the sentinels of the mortal world." A "Conquer Your Daemons" Announce Trailer is a cinematic look with some background (daemon joke) on what to expect. Here's more:
In Total War: WARHAMMER III each choice you make will shape the reality-shattering conflict to come; from the mysterious Lands of the East to the daemon-infested Realms of Chaos. Experience strategy gaming on a scale yet unseen in this epic culmination to the Total War: WARHAMMER trilogy.

Featuring iconic new races from the World of Warhammer Fantasy Battles, including the video-game debut of Kislev and Cathay alongside the factions of Chaos – Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh and Tzeentch - players will wage war with the most diverse array of legendary heroes, gargantuan monsters, flying creatures and magical powers that the series has ever seen.

"Our vision, from the start, was to create a series that felt like an incredible journey through this world we all loved.," said Game Director, Ian Roxburgh. "The enormous support of our players in ensuring the success of the first two instalments has pushed our ambition to new heights, and we can't wait for everyone to experience it."

"The craft, dedication and authenticity to the Warhammer world that Creative Assembly has poured into the celebrated Total War Warhammer franchise over the years has been a delight to us at Games Workshop and fans worldwide." said Jon Gillard, Global Head of Licensing. "Creating and developing the armies of Cathay and Kislev for this project has been a lot of fun for our designers and we're looking forward to seeing them take to the field in this huge third game in the series."

Embarking on a new grand campaign, you will be tasked with saving or exploiting the power of a dying god. Each race offers a unique journey through the nightmarish Chaos Realm, culminating in an endgame that will determine the fate of the world.

The coming conflict will engulf all. Will you conquer your daemons? Or command them?
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Droniac wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 13:45:
Braden wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 13:23:
Apparently they can't do 40k because they don't have the license. They had to clarify this back in 2012 when they announced the first game in the series.

That no longer applies.

At the time they made that statement, Games Workshop was being very stingy with their Warhammer licenses. Only THQ had a license for 40K.

A year later SEGA bought both Relic Entertainment and that 40K license when THQ went under. They're now the publishers on record for games like Space Marine and the Dawn of War franchise. Dawn of War 3 was even designed and developed entirely under SEGA Europe's watch. SEGA Europe is also the branch that Creative Assembly is part of. So if CA wants to make a 40K game, they can do so. I wouldn't be surprised if they do it after this fantasy one, as they only promised three fantasy games. You can see the same happening with the Vermintide developers, who made two fantasy variants and are now developing a 40K take on that franchise called Darktide.

I'm not under the impression that there's any kind of exclusive licensing going on for any of GW's properties. So I assume it's negotiated on a game-by-game basis (or trilogy, in the case of the Total Warhammer series). If CA wanted to make a 40K game, they'd go to GW, say they want to make Total War: 40K, then sign a contract saying who gets how much of the profits.

That said, I don't really see what Total War brings to a 40K game. Why not just make another real-time strategy game? The Total War strategic layer doesn't seem particularly suited to a game set in modern or futuristic times. Dawn of War has a barracks spitting out Marines or whatever, and that's kind of fine in a video gamey way, but on a world map scale most of the armies really shouldn't be recruiting troops on-planet.
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