The Creative Assembly – developers of the Total War series (fall 2013's Total War: Rome II shown above) and Sega subsidiary – have signed a multiple title deal for the fantasy Warhammer franchise.

The first game in the deal is not expected until some time after 2013, and the studio says that it is creating a new team for the endeavor.

The Creative Assembly currently has five projects in the development, including one based on the first Alien movie.

According to Eurogamer, THQ has confirmed that today's Creative Assembly/Sega deal with Warhammer licensors Games Workshop is distinct from THQ's ongoing deal for the Warhammer 40,000 universe.