Winter is Here in the new ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer

The second official trailer has been released for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones and it is clear that #WinterIsHere.

“Don’t fight in the North or the South,” Littlefinger says, as the trailer begins, focusing on Sansa Stark, “Fight every battle, everywhere, always, in your mind.”

Game of Thrones trailerScenes from the Wall and King’s Landing are shown as well as many of the major characters of the show, including Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Brienne of Tarth, Theon Greyjoy, Yara Greyjoy, Sandor Clegane, Bran Stark (in warg mode), Tormund Giantsbane, Davos Seaworth, Grey Worm, Missandei and the Night’s King. And there’s warrior priest Beric Dondarrion with a flaming sword!

Game of Thrones trailerVarious epic battle scenes are briefly seen as well as some White Walkers and a close up of one of Daenerys’ dragons. The stakes are higher than ever in Game of Thrones and it looks like this penultimate season will be jam-packed with major events. The first trailer hinted at this already, and so many new photos have also given us a better idea of how the story is going to progress.

“For centuries our families fought together against their common enemy despite their differences, together,” Jon Snow’s voice is heard as he probably seeks to form an alliance with the other great houses of Westeros, “We need to do the same if we’re going to survive. Because the enemy is real. It’s always been real.”

Game of Thrones trailerThis seems to be the theme of season seven, a call for unity among all the rival houses of the Seven Kingdoms because they need to join forces if they want to defeat the real and imminent threat of the White Walkers. All politics must be set aside for the survival of the world.

The Light of the Seven,” Ramin Djawadi’s haunting instrumental piece from the season six finale plays throughout the trailer and the music is fitting since it builds up the tension and leads up to a major conflict. The pieces have fallen into place and paths will cross between characters who used to be separated by great distances. Whether they are able to set aside their differences to unite against the greatest enemy they’ve ever faced remains to be seen. But whatever happens, a powerful journey lies ahead of the many characters on the show.

“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives,” Sansa says enigmatically as the trailer ends.

Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on July 16 on HBO.

Check out the trailer below: