Part 1 of 4.

April has arrived and with it, a treasure trove full of games is coming soon to the Nintendo Switch eShop. With so many worthwhile games to choose from, it was a near impossible task to select just 16 games, but we buckled down and got through it. Without any further ado, here’s our first four picks for April:


[Guide] 16 Games Releasing on Nintendo Switch this April (Part 1)

Batora: Lost Haven (April 6, 2023)

Publisher: Team17

Genre: Action, Role-Playing

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 8.2 GB

Price: $24.99


Batora: Lost Haven is a choice-driven isometric action adventure with RPG elements and a unique duality system affecting combat, story, dialogues, puzzles, and endings, that will make you question the meaning of sacrifice.

Throughout Batora: Lost Haven, you will navigate your way through a range of unique alien planets and discover a galaxy in which morals are blurred, and the line between right and wrong is mercilessly thin. Wield unique abilities and perfect different combat styles to defeat deadly foes, solve intricate puzzles, and take on quests from curious alien inhabitants. Every choice you make will shape your journey and forge the way you carry out your final mission… Restoring your Lost Haven.

  • THE CALL OF DESTINY – After losing her entire family, Avril has learned to be a survivor. She never imagined what her future would hold. To fulfil her destiny, she must journey across the universe to uncover ancient secrets, while making life-changing decisions.
  • MULTI-LAYERED COMBAT – Harness the dual powers of Sun and Moon and leverage the power of your mind and body in frenetic battles against deadly enemies and unearthly foes.
  • CHOOSE YOUR PATH – With multiple endings, the choices you make decides the fate of the universe and those who inhabit it. What are you willing to sacrifice for what you love?
  • PUT YOUR MIND TO THE TEST – Solve intricate and otherworldly challenges in beautiful atmospheric puzzlescapes.

Pupperazzi (April 6, 2023)

Publisher: Kitfox Games

Genre: Adventure, Simulation

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 531 MB

Price: $19.99


Put your love for pups to the test – we have a bunch of dogs that need their photos taken, doggone it! Photograph and catalogue the finest (and derpiest) dogs to build your career, upgrade your camera, and discover new canines. WOOF!

Who will photograph, pet, and tell these dogs they’re good boys and girls if you don’t?? The world NEEDS you in Pupperazzi, the dog photography game! Snap photos of dogs while maintaining your social media presence. Will you hound for stardom in public, or would you rather be taken seriously as an artist? Perhaps you just want to show your friends the cute dog you saw while you were out. It’s your choice which direction your career goes – just don’t forget to pet the dogs along the way.

Dodge between people and obstacles as you try to capture canine beauty on everlasting digital photos. Double jump across buildings to get that lucrative shot of a local dog celebrity just trying to live their life. Slow motion zooming helps capture mid-air moments that actually make you feel something.

It’s a ruff world out there and it’s up to you to document it!

Catgotchi: Virtual Pet (April 7, 2023)

Publisher: RedDeer.Games

Genre: Arcade, Puzzle, Simulation, Training

No. of Players: 1 – 4 (Single System)

File Size: 29 MB

Price: $12.99


RETRO CAT FAMILY – Raise a happy and healthy cat! Become a proper cat parent by ensuring all of its needs are fulfilled. If you want you can raise MULTIPLE pets at once! REAL-TIME

REAL-TIME GAMEPLAY – Be careful! If you ignore your pets for too long, they can fall into sadness or even get sick. Their fate is within your hands.



  • Multiple cats to choose from
  • Relaxing gameplay loop
  • Retro aesthetic
  • Brief gameplay sessions

Super Cute Alien’s Adventure (April 7, 2023)

Publisher: Awesome Games

Genre: Platformer, Adventure, Arcade, Action

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 566 MB

Price: $9.99


Super-Cute Alien’s Adventure is a classic 2-D platformer where you play as Oozi, an alien spaceship pilot who crash-landed on planet Earth, lost his space suit and needs to find his way home.

The variety of difficulty levels – from Kid to Hardcore – lets players of all ages enjoy the game regardless of skill level. With the easiest difficulty selected, it’s impossible to fail in the game. Frustration is avoided, making it a great choice for the young player who has never held a controller.



  •  Relive an old-school platformer experience . . . this time with beautiful, high-definition visuals.
  • Four difficulty levels, including Kid Mode, which is tailored to the youngest gamers
  • Challenge mode has an additional 44 short but challenging levels with various objectives for those who want continued replays.
  • Overcome various enemies and discover new gameplay mechanics in distinct worlds, including a vibrant jungle, mysterious cave, top-secret lab and even an alien planet.

All details regarding the games above were true at the time we sourced them directly from Nintendo’s own website. If there are any changes between now and each game’s eventual release, we apologize in advance and we hope you have enjoyed the selected titles so far. For even more games, we hope you come back for the next instalment.

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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