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Total War: Warhammer 3 marches out next February, Ogres and all

Despite initially planning its invasion for late-2021, Total War: Warhammer 3 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 (fantasy China) and Kislev (fantasy Russia). The series' oft-maligned sieges are also getting a much-needed rework, and TW3's campaign is also introducing full-on boss battles 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.

Natalie Clayton

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time—and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and having herself developed critically acclaimed small games like Can Androids Pray, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She's also played for a competitive Splatoon team, and unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.