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Sega and The Creative Assembly announce Spartan: Total Warrior

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The Creative Assembly have announced Spartan: Total Warrior to spearhead a brand new franchise, with each game to be published by Sega. The British developer’s previous games include Shogun: Total War, Medieval: Total War and our 2004 Game Of The Year, Rome: Total War. The first game in the new Total Warrior series represents the development giant’s first console release, with Spartan set to launch on Xbox, PS2 and Gamecube this September.

While The Creative Assembly’s Total War games emphasized the player as commander, Spartan: Total Warrior puts the player in control of a heroic warrior. The game aims to engulf the player into the midst of titanic clashes between mighty armies, blending mythical beasts and legendary monsters into the fray.

“All of us at CA are delighted to be working with SEGA, who share our vision of creating genre defining games,” said Tim Ansell, Managing Director of The Creative Assembly. “Spartan: Total Warrior is an original game-play experience based upon dynamic, epic action-combat and we could find no better global partner than SEGA, who wrote the book on console gaming.”

“The Creative Assembly has delivered outstanding games from day one and Spartan: Total Warrior is another quality title befitting the exceptional standards of the team, Comments Matt Woodley, Marketing Director of SEGA Europe. They’ve delivered an epic game-play experience and have laid the foundation for what will be another hugely successful brand.”

If the Total War games are anything to go by, then Total Warrior isn’t going to be your usual hack ‘n’ slash affair. Look out for more info as we near E3 in May.

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