Crytek has announced The Collectables, a top-down free-to-play shooter heading to iOS and Android in 2014.

Developed using CryEngine and in collaboration with DeNA, The Collectables puts players in control of a squad of "unconvential" soldiers set on missions across the world.

Though details are still scarce, players seem to be able to collect various characters and upgrade their weapons and abilities before sending them out to battle. Players can receive a free character, Reload, by pre-registering the game on its website.

"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," comments Crytek's director of business development Paha Schulz. "The Collectables will be the first free-to-play mobile game that leverages Crytek's cutting-edge 3D game technology CRYENGINE."

The Collectables is Crytek's second free-to-play title, following in the footsteps from online shooter Warface.

For the first screenshots, head through here.

Source: Crytek Press Release