Triple-A Console Game Developer Crytek Goes Mobile With The Collectables

Pretty violence, right?

Pretty violence, right?

Developer Crytek, known for top-shelf console and PC games like Far Cry and Crysis, is coming to the mobile space with its first free-to-play game for Android and iOS, The Collectables. The game is published by mobile powerhouse DeNA, using its Mobage mobile games platform which allows the game to release on multiple mobile devices and systems.

The game is coming soon for free on Google Play and the iTunes App Store, and it’s based on Crytek’s proprietary CryEngine graphics technology, bringing a new level of visual performance to the mobile gaming space. The Collectables has both tactical and action-based mechanics, letting you lead a squad of unlikely heroes on missions around the globe.

“DeNA offers unparalleled experience in the mobile gaming space, and we’re excited to be collaborating with their team to deliver The Collectables to players,” said Crytek’s Paha Schulz in a statement. “The Collectables will be the first free-to-play mobile game that leverages Crytek’s cutting-edge 3D game technology CRYENGINE.”

In addition to all the eye-candy, The Collectables features plenty of gunfighting action with bigger-than-life action heroes. You’ll put together a team from the available unique units, each with their own set of abilities and weapons, and then head into battle to fight the bad guys, unlock power ups and rewards, and play in gorgeous 3D battles.

Since the game releases in 2014, you can preregister now to be notified when the game goes live. You’ll get an exclusive version of the character Reload, equipped with limited-edition gear. Sounds like Crytek is calling on its experience with pre-orders in the console space to try and promote this one, so head over and support their efforts.