Winter has surely come, and it appears icy.

HBO has released the initially trailer for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, teasing the epic final battle every single fan of the show has been waiting for.

The new footage opens with Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) operating for her life. “I know death, he’s got a lot of faces. I appear forward to seeing this one particular,” she says, menacingly.

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark. (HBO)

The clip also teases armies preparing for battle and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) staring in wonderment as dragons soar above her.

Meanwhile, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) clearly has his thoughts on the White Walker battle to come. “They are coming,” he says. “Our enemy does not cease, does not tire, does not worry.”

The trailer also teases that the Lannisters may be contemplating abandoning their scheming approaches and joining the fray.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow and Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. (HBO)

“I promised to fight for the living,” says Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). “And I intend to preserve that guarantee.”

Also featured in the trailer are Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Conleth Hill as Varys, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, and Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth.

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister. (HBO)

Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, David Nutter and creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the final season is comprised of only six, longer episodes rather of the standard eight. Former HBO chief Richard Plepler, who announced he was stepping down final week amid the fallout from the US-primarily based AT&T-Time Warner merger, mentioned that the final season will present like “six films” rather than six episodes of tv. To offset the shorter season, each and every installment will run 90 minutes rather of the usual 60.

HBO previously released an official teaser teaser for the finale, which depicted the underground crypt of Winterfell, with Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, and Jon Snow facing their personal statues as a frost approaches by means of the tunnels.

The final series of Game of Thrones debuts Monday, April 15 in Australia.

‘Game of Thrones’ final season images released

Game of Thrones final season photos released