HBO has revealed that the Game of Thrones Season 7 will be available for fans to purchase on Digital HD formats in just a few weeks, starting on September 25, but for those who want the physical Blu-ray and DVD sets, you'll have to wait until December 12. A new video has surfaced giving fans a sneak peek at one of the Game of Thrones special features, entitled Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms, which will offer an expansive look at the history of Westeros. Here's a description of this special feature below.
"A 45-minute, never-before-seen extension of the Clio Award-winning History & Lore features included on previous individual Blu-ray season releases will be included for a limited time with the Blu-ray and DVD set. Cast members Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Conleth Hill (Varys), Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen), and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) narrate an animated series focusing on Aegon Targaryen's attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, written by show writer Dave Hill."
IGN broke the news today on these Blu-ray and DVD details. Along with Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms, the Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray special features also includes From Imagination to Reality: Inside the Art Department-Extensive, a two-part featurette details production designer Deborah Riley and her art department's work on the show, dissecting the process behind the creation of this season's incredible new sets, including Dragonstone, Casterly Rock, Highgarden, the Dragonpit, and more. Fans can also watch Fire & Steel: Creating the Invasion of Westeros, a behind-the-scenes feature dives into the season's biggest moments via interviews with the cast and crew, and finally audio commentaries. Each episode will feature commentaries with various cast and crew members, including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Jacob Anderson, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, and more.
For those who purchase the Blu-ray, you'll get all of the aforementioned features along with seven new animated segments that shed new light on some iconic locations. The Blu-ray release will include seven new animated pieces that give the history and background of notable season 7 locations and storylines, such as The Dragonpit, Highgarden, Prophecies of the Known World, the Rains of Castamere, and more. This animated series will be narrated by a number of cast members including Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen and more. The Blu-ray will also include "exclusive in-episode guides," which reveal details about the locations and characters on the screen as the episode plays.
The Digital HD package will also feature a special bonus entitled "Creating the North and Beyond," described as "a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Season 7, Episode 6's massive battle beyond The Wall." Along with this special animated preview, we also have the Season 7 artwork that features an artistic rendition of the one true enemy the Night King. Take a look at the preview and the artwork for the Game of Thrones Blu-ray and DVD set below.