Some of the stars of the new fighting game SoulCalibur V have been immortalised by being engraved into a mountain in Tanum, Sweden.
To celebrate the launch of the eagerly-awaited Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title, Namco Bandai called on master stone engraver Goran Andersson to create an amazing granite carving of samurai warrior Mitsurugi and the sword-wielding Pyrrha.
Located close to a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with Bronze Age stone carvings, the engraving was described by Andersson as by far the most complex he has ever undertaken.
Lee Kirton, marketing director at Namco Bandai, said: "Everyone knows the SoulCalibur characters are among the hardest fighters in gaming - so we've decided to immortalise them in granite for thousands of years."
Namco also recently teamed up with graffiti artist Jim Rockwell to create a giant SoulCalibur V mural in London's Shoreditch area, depicting Patroklos, Nightmare and guest star Ezio Auditore in battle.
It will help to ramp up anticipation for the latest entry in the series, which features a host of fresh characters, new special moves and a diverse array of modes.