Crytek's partnership with DeNA has finally borne fruit in the form of The Collectables, a new iOS tactical strategy game powered by the famed CryENGINE.

If you're wondering about the title, it's a play on both Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables and the game's collectible card game nature. Players will assemble a squad of hardened military types who must battle foes using a traditional, turn-based interface, though they'll be aided in combat by upgrades that appear in the form of collectible cards. The real coup for the game though, is the inclusion of CryENGINE technology, which renders The Collectables a "visually stunning and explosive gameplay experience that pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved on mobile devices," according to Crytek.

Though currently exclusive to iOS, The Collectables will soon grace Android devices as well. Those eager for that incarnation of the strategy game can register for information on its release, and by doing so will earn an exclusive, in-game character.
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Crytek and DeNA Squad Up to Launch Mobile Action Game
The Collectables Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, USA and FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany – March 21, 2014 – Crytek and DeNA have partnered together to release The Collectables, a tactical action game with revolutionary visuals that is now available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Players assemble a squad of misfit mercenaries in The Collectables and command each soldier through fast-paced third-person tactical combat scenarios. As the action intensifies, they'll upgrade their crews using a collecting card system that unlocks new ways to wipe out the varied enemy types and negotiate the game's immersive 3D environments.

"As a pioneer in the mobile space, DeNA helps to ensure that the unique, action-packed experience we've created in The Collectables reaches as many players as possible through their groundbreaking Mobage platform," said Kristoffer Waardahl, studio manager at Crytek Budapest.

"Crytek managed to do the unthinkable and integrate their remarkable CRYENGINE technology into the company's first free-to-play mobile game," said Barry Dorf, head of strategic partnerships at DeNA. "The Collectables is a visually stunning and explosive gameplay experience that pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved on mobile devices."

The Collectables is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPad at www.AppStore.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.