Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends. To say I'm not jealous of your delicious dinners would be a total lie, but then I am always hungry so that's hardly surprising.

I guess to ease the pain I'll just have to pull my socks off and find comfort in these awesome new releases this week, and dry my tears with my phone.

Wait, on second thought, maybe that's not such a great idea...

iOS/Android

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: F2P

Make pals with anthropomorphic beings and get to work managing your own campsite in this somewhat 'lite' version of the popular series.


Far from Noise
  • Publisher: George Batchelor
  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: £2.99/$2.99

Use dialogue to your advantage in this gorgeous, narrative title and get ready to discover your reason for existing and your relationship with the world.

The Inner World - The Last Wind Monk
  • Publisher: Headup Games
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: £4.99/$4.99

Get your hands on the stunning point-and-click sequel to The Inner World, work with Robert, Laura, and Peck to bring down the evil Emil, and help save the world.

Legacy 2 - The Ancient Curse
  • Publisher: David Adrian/No Signal Productions
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: £1.99/$1.99, or cheaper

Get involved in this direct sequel to Legacy - The Lost Pyramid. Explore an ancient pyramid, work through all sorts of devious puzzles, and try to track down your missing brother.

Letteral
  • Publisher: Philipp Schloesser
  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: F2P

Duel your opponents (from all over the world) in this thought-provoking word game. Only the very best strategy will bring you out on top.

Love Story: Dating Game
  • Publisher: Fat Lion Games
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: F2P

Unlike your usual dating sim with various dialogue options, you'll have to woo your potential boyfriend with your epic mini games skills this time around. If he's the one, then you've still got the rest of your life to get through first.

Minion Shooter: Smash Anarchy
  • Publisher: Henrik Hakobyan
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: F2P

Do what we'd all do in the same situation and protect the world's last remaining coffee plant from alien foes. Armed with a fruit-shooting cannon and 100 levels to work through, you'd best not get distracted by all of the bright colours and cute character designs.

Pro Strategy Football 2018
  • Publisher: Pro Strategy Games
  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: £4.99/$4.99

Coach, manage, and guide players and teams in this stylish American Football sim with lengthy, detailed careers and more realistic settings (such as injury, penalties, etc).

Pukk
  • Publisher: Itatake.com
  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: F2P

Pukk is a simple but interestingly designed runner where you'll control a treasure-hunting head that glides on the frozen rivers of Sweden. With lots of gold to collect and tons of obstacles to get around, it won't be as easy as you think.

Puzzle Fighter
  • Publisher: CAPCOM
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: F2P

Assemble a team of legendary fighters from your favourite Capcom games in this challenging real-time battler. Build your team carefully by checking their skills and fight your way to the top of the leaderboards.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Do I really need to introduce Sonic 2 to you? It's only the best instalment of the speedy, blue hedgehog's franchise. Take on Dr. Eggman once again with your pals, Tails and Knuckles, and stop his evil deeds.

Talking Tom Pool
  • Publisher: Outfit7 Limited
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: F2P

Talking Tom Pool takes the familiar kitty character and sticks him in a brand new puzzler. A bit like an off-centre match-three, you've got to match pool floaties, and then build up your ideal water park.

World War Heroes
  • Publisher: Game development Ltd.
  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: F2P

Take on people around the globe in the WWII shooter. With seven battlefields to fight on, four vehicle varieties, 57 weapons types, and several game modes you can tuck into, including Deathmatch, Hardcore, and more, you'd better bring your A-game.


Nintendo Switch/3DS

Dead Synchronicity

  • Publisher: Badland Games
  • Platform Switch
  • Price: £13.49/$14.99

Follow the man without a past, Michael, as he searches for his true identity and tries to decode the two events which brought Earth close to total collapse: a series of natural disasters and a dreadful pandemic.


Mantis Burn Racing
  • Publisher: VooFoo Studios
  • Platform: Switch
  • Price: £14.99/$19.99

Have fun with this modern, top-down, arcade racing game and run through five unique vehicle classes, an 11-season career, 150 events, and 13 event types. There's also a split screen multiplayer mode, and an RPG-like upgrade system to keep your rides fresh.

River City: Rival Showdown
  • Publisher: Natsume
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Price: £26.99/$29.99

Once night after Kunio is attacked by an odd group and Riki's girlfriend disappears, it looks like there's another mystery to crack with the River City crew.


Worms W.M.D.
  • Publisher: Team17 Digital
  • Platform: Switch
  • Price: £19.99/$29.99

Feels the full power of your epic arsenal of weapons, crafting, vehicles, and buildings in the biggest title in the PvP combat series to date. Plus, in the Switch version you've got a new theme and new mushroom/tree forts. I say!