It's almost time to settle in for the long weekend, and while that may mean eating chocolate for some (not me), spending time with family (maybe), and drinking before noon (bingo), there's always time to check out what epic new games have risen this week.

From charming puzzlers, all the way through intense PvPs and cute arcade games, and more, there's bound to be something that'll catch your eye.

iOS/Android

Candleman

  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: £2.99/$2.99 or cheaper

Work through multiple chapters on a little candle's journey to find light in the darkness. You may not be able to burn for long, but using the environment and its magic around you, you've got an emotional journey ahead.

Chain Strike

Play out your best strategies on a chess board as you battle, using Rook, Bishop, Knight, King, and Queen as nifty RPG characters. Collect over 200 characters, pick your battle mode, and try your best to come out swinging.

Galactic Frontline

Take on other players in real-time tournaments as you travel the galaxy and explore the story of three races. It's not just about who has the biggest guns, but rather who has the best strategy.

Hero Escape

This simple, one-tap jumping game has you running away from a giant Indiana Jones-like boulder, pressing buttons, and collecting gold coins. See how long you can last before you're squished.

Honkai Impact 3rd

Captain the mighty vessel Myperion, command a team of Valkyries, and embark on a perilous journey to save the world from the Honkai.

Hyperforma
  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: £4.99/$4.99

Hyperforma is a hardcore cyberpunk arcade with 3D puzzle elements that push the boundaries of its genre. Dive into ancient networks, solve the puzzles standing in your way, and discover the secrets of a forgotten civilisation.

Lost Horizon 2
  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: £4.99/$4.99

More than a decade after Fenton Paddock secured an ancient relic in Tibet, he's about to face his biggest trial yet. In this striking adventure game he needs to breach the Iron Curtain and rescue his family form the grasp of his enemies.

MARVEL Strike Force

Build your own Avengers (essentially) in this strategic 5v5 battler, and form a team of powerful Marvel superheroes and villains to save Earth. You'll have to think tactically and bring the right guys to the fight, or face painful, agonising failure.

Merge Star

Merge two items to get a more powerful one in this intriguing, hand-drawn adventure. Fight huge monsters, discover more combinations, and become a force to be reckoned with.

Old Man's Guilt

Focus on the Old Man's story in this simple puzzle platformer, work your way through an unknown island, avoid traps and obstacles, and discover the real reason behind why the man had to be there.

OVIVO
  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: £1.99/$1.99

This mesmerising platformer may be black and white, but there's much more to it than that. Overcome dangers and collect strange symbols as you unwravel the world around you.

SwordArtOnline: IntegralFactor

Take your place beside members of an Assault Team, meet familiar faces from previous games, and reach the 100th floor of the Aincrad in this tricky online RPG.

Umiro

Help guide two schoolmates, Huey and Satura, through bizarre, colourless labyrinths as they regain their memories piece by piece. Restore colour to the world and reveal what brought them to the strange world and wiped their memories.


Nintendo Switch

The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle
  • Platform: Switch
  • Price: £4.99

Explore this quirky take on Victorian London as you follow explorator, Bertram Fiddle, on his quest to track down the notorious 'Geoff the Murderer' before he strikes again.

ClusterPuck 99
  • Platform: Switch
  • Price: £7.69

If you've got friends to play with, you probably won't after winning. ClusterPuck 99 is a competitive local multiplayer party game where you (and you opponents) have to gain control of the puck and blast it into the goal.

Outlast 2
  • Platform: Switch
  • Price: £26.99

You're not in the asylum anymore, but you are dropped in the middle of a murderous cult in the Arizona desert, so you're not much better off in this tense survival horror. Search for your wife, record what you can, and get the hell out of dodge.

Warp Shift
  • Platform: Switch
  • Price: £8.99

Warp Shift is a unique puzzler set in an unusual world as we try and guide Pi and her magical companion through the level and out of the exit. Constructed of various blocks, each piece of the maze is movable in some way. You've got to connector align all of the pieces to create an unblocked path for the duo to escape by.