The two companies announced the global partnership today. The Collectables will launch next year on Android, iPad, and other iOS devices.
The Collectables is a shooter with an overhead view that appears to be set in the jungle and may or may not parody the film The Expendables, possibly with some Tropic Thunder thrown in. It's hard to tell based on the trailer, but given the name and the tone some satire seems likely.
Perhaps more importantly, The Collectables will showcase the beautiful advanced graphics that Crytek has become know for. Built on Crytek's signature in-house CryEngine game engine, it's going to look great on tablet screens next year. It's the first free-to-play mobile game to use the engine, according to Crytek.
Crytek is a successful console and PC game developer, but it turns to DeNA now for the Japanese company's mobile expertise. DeNA will publish The Collectables through the mobile game portal and social network Mobage.
“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 Paha Schulz, Crytek's director of business development for games-as-a-service, in a press release.
Look for The Collectables next year and pre-register for the game at thecollectablesgame.com to receive an exclusive character when it launches.
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