A four-minute promotional video for the eights volume of Hellsing Ultimate began streaming on the official Japanese website of the series. On July 27, the eighth volume will ship on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan with a “petit anime” extra. While the original scheduled release of the volume was June 22, the anime’s staff cited the effects of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster and the desire for retakes as the reason for the one-month delay.
Hellsing Ultimate‘s eighth volume marks the beginning of the third and final season, which is to have three volumes. Graphinica and Kelmadick are animating the third season, while Statelight and MADHOUSE did the previous ones. In any case, here’s the promotional video: