Game of Thrones recently wrapped its third season, and now fans can get ready to relive all their favorite horrifying moments like The Red Wedding and Theon getting tortured to no end. The third season is set to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on February 18, 2014, and as HBO has done in past years, they’ll be releasing a special edition through Best Buy. But this time, fans will get to choose the box art for the set. The standard edition will be a slipcase with the dragon shadow from the poster. But for the special edition, fans can choose from the character posters, the sigils of boring houses Tyrell, Baratheon, and Tully, or the sigils for cool houses Stark, Targaryen, and Lannister. The only downside in voting for the last group is that they were already used in for past special edition box sets.
Hit the jump to find out how to vote, and click here to pre-order the standard edition.
Click over to Game of Thrones‘ Facebook page, and click “Like” on the artwork you want for the special edition. Here’s the press release:
HBO Home Entertainment® Announces February 18, 2014 Street Date For Game of Thrones®: The Complete Third Season
Unveils Box Image & Gives Fans the Opportunity to Choose Exclusive Best Buy® Packaging Art
The triumphant third season of Game of Thrones is set to be released on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download on February 18, 2014. The box set will feature the beautiful dragon shadow image however; the fate of the exclusive Best Buy packaging is in the hands of fans. Over the past two years, the sigil box art sold at the nationwide retailer has become a favorite among fans who have taken to message boards and social platforms to speculate over which images will be featured then struggle over which one to purchase. Now they can decide!
Via a social media poll, Game of Thrones devotees will pick the Season 3 exclusive covers. There are three stylish options: a “Character Edition” featuring third season poster art of Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke; “Season 3 New Sigils” featuring the sigils of Houses Tyrell, Tully and Stannis Baratheon who were prominent this season; or “Bring Back Your Favorite Sigil” with Houses Stark and Targaryen (Season 1) and Lannister (Season 2).
“We love that Game of Thrones fans are so passionate and vocal about our home entertainment products and the reaction to the Best Buy exclusive packaging has been fantastic for two years running,” said Meredith Vincent, VP of Marketing, HBO Home Entertainment. “This is a fun and exciting way to reward fans and give them a direct voice into what is created for the next release.”
The polling begins Monday, June 24th on the Game of Thrones and Best Buy (US) Facebook pages. Each page will host a gallery of the exclusive packaging options and fans can cast their single vote by “liking” the appropriate image. The votes will be tallied in real-time so fans can keep track of which option is gaining the most support. Voting ends on Sunday, July 21st and the winning art will be revealed on both Facebook pages, and available for pre-order, on Friday, August 2nd.
The Best Buy exclusive packaging will be available in all retail locations nationwide as well as Future Shop in Canada and additional international stores to be confirmed at a later date. Information on the BD/DVD bonus features will be announced by the end of year.