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Crytek and DeNA partner for F2P mobile game The Collectables

Crytek, a company best known for graphically stunning first-person shooters, is joining forces with DeNA to join the free-to-play mobile game space with The Collectables.

Using a modified version of the Crytek engine, The Collectables is what you'd hope for from a Crytek game: "intense combat, extreme gunfights, 3D battlefields and classic larger-than-life action heroes to bring players an unparalleled mobile game experience." Those who pre-order the game will receive access to an in-game character equipped with special limited-time-only gear.

There's currently no word on when The Collectables should debut, though Crytek and DeNA hope to have it out at some point during 2014.
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Crytek and DeNA to Bring Blockbuster Action to Mobile Gamers with
The Collectables

San Francisco (USA) / Frankfurt am Main (Germany) – December 11, 2013 – Crytek is joining forces with the leading mobile games company DeNA to develop its first free-to-play mobile game called The Collectables.

Available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices through DeNA's mobile games platform Mobage, The Collectables boasts stunning visuals based on Crytek's CRYENGINE technology. The game blends action and tactics as players lead a squad of unconventional soldiers on do-or-die 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," stated Paha Schulz, Director of Business Development, Games-as-a-Service at Crytek. "The Collectables will be the first free-to-play mobile game that leverages Crytek's cutting-edge 3D game technology CRYENGINE."

Featuring over-the-top gunfights and classic larger-than-life action heroes, The Collectables invites players to assemble a team from a variety of unique soldiers and upgrade their weapons and abilities before heading into combat. With diverse enemy types to battle, game-changing rewards to unlock and immersive 3D battlefields to dominate, The Collectables will keep everyone coming back to the frontline when it's released in 2014.

Players that preregister for The Collectables will be notified when the game is available for free download, and they will receive an exclusive version of the in-game character RELOAD equipped with limited-edition gear. To preregister, please visit the game's website: www.thecollectablesgame.com

A new trailer is available for you to watch and embed on your site via this link: http://youtu.be/670pVNI1O0E

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About DeNA

DeNA (pronounced "D-N-A") is a global leader of developing and operating mobile services including free-to-play games, the Mobage social games platform, e-commerce and other online offerings. Founded in 1999, DeNA is headquartered in Tokyo with offices and game development studios across the globe. DeNA Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: dena.com


About Crytek

Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for consoles, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CRYENGINE®.

The company's headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey) and Austin (USA).

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio, and two Red Dot Design Awards (in 2010 and 2013). Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010), Crysis® 3 and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012). For more information, please visit www.crytek.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.