Despite initially planning its invasion for late-2021, Total War: Warhammer 3 (opens in new tab) today announced its march to war will take place next February 17.
That release date comes alongside the announcement of the Ogre Kingdoms in Total Warhammer 3. Sadly, the big lads aren't included in the base game, but rather as a Race Pack DLC that'll be free for folks who pre-order or purchase the game within the first week of release.
The Ogre Kingdoms themselves are a mob of big boys searching for a scrap and a spot of lunch. Led by legendary lords Greasus Goldtooth and Skrag the Slaughterer, their armies consist of hulking great soldiers accompanied by massive beasts, softening up foes with long-range cannons before stomping in for the kill.
Ogres are a long staple of Warhammer, but Total Warhammer 3 is also bringing some less-known armies to the field with Cathay (opens in new tab) (fantasy China) and Kislev (opens in new tab) (fantasy Russia). The series' oft-maligned sieges are also getting a much-needed rework (opens in new tab), and TW3's campaign is also introducing full-on boss battles (opens in new tab) to the game's campaigns.
Alongside Steam and the Epic Games Store, Creative Assembly also revealed that Total War: Warhammer 3 will be available on Xbox Game Pass on release next February.