Part 1 of 4.

The time has come to welcome in August 2023 and already it is shaping up to be another fantastic month for gaming. With a large variety of big games and indie gems, there really are too many games to keep track of, but that’s okay as we’re on hand once again to highlight 16 games that are all releasing on the Nintendo Switch this month. To properly get Part 1 underway, here are our first four picks:


[Guide] 16 Games Releasing on Nintendo Switch | August 2023 (Part 1)

Leafy Trails (August 1, 2023)

Publisher: Ultimate Games

Genre: Adventure, Arcade, Platformer, Other

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 327 MB

Price: $4.99


Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Leafy Trail, a mesmerizing walking simulator that tells a silent story about a fox running through the serene landscapes. Let your worries melt away as you embark on a tranquil journey through lush forests, babbling brooks, and tranquil meadows.

  • A Silent Story: Experience a wordless narrative that unfolds as you explore the enchanting world of Leafy Trail. Discover hidden secrets and stumble upon remnants of a forgotten civilization.
  • Breathtaking Environments: Traverse stunning hand-painted landscapes, each reflecting the changing seasons. Lose yourself in the beauty of vibrant forests, serene waterways, and picturesque meadows.
  • Relaxing Gameplay: Take a break from the chaos of everyday life and indulge in a soothing and meditative experience. Let the ambient soundtrack and immersive atmosphere wash over you as you walk at your own pace.

Brotato (August 3, 2023)

Publisher: Seaven Studio

Genre: Action, Role-Playing, Arcade

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 243 MB

Price: $4.99


Brotato is a top-down arena shooter roguelite where you play a potato wielding up to 6 weapons at a time to fight off hordes of aliens. Choose from a variety of traits and items to create unique builds and survive until help arrives.

A spaceship from Potato World crashes onto an alien planet. The sole survivor: Brotato, the only potato capable of handling 6 weapons at the same time. Waiting to be rescued by his mates, Brotato must survive in this hostile environment.

  • Auto-firing weapons by default with a manual aiming option
  • Fast runs (under 30 minutes)
  • Dozens of characters available to customize your runs (one-handed, crazy, lucky, mage and many more)
  • Hundreds of items and weapons to choose from (flamethrowers, SMGs, rocket launchers or sticks and stones)
  • Survive waves lasting 20 to 90 seconds each and kill off as many aliens as you can during that time
  • Collect materials to gain experience and get items from the shop between waves of enemies
  • Accessibility options: tweak the health, damage and speed of enemies so the difficulty is right for you

Adore (August 3, 2023)

Publisher: QUByte Interactive

Genre: Action, Adventure, Role-Playing, Other

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 1.7 GB

Price: $19.99


Adore is a Monster-Taming Action game where the main character, Lukha, is able to summon and control creatures to fight by his side in a simple and innovative way!

In Adore, you can customize your gameplay according to the creatures you capture. Each of them has very different characteristics and abilities. Traits, Special Abilities and the Synergy System allows even more varied playstyles and powerful combos!



  • Real-Time Gameplay: Battle, dodge, and collect creatures in real-time;
  • Synergy System: Your creatures work best together. You can create synergies between them. Each synergy that a creature has, will activate an extra ability or modify your creature;
  • Traits: Go on expeditions after statues of Draknar, the god of creatures, so that your creatures receive traits that make them unique;
  • Special Abilities: Each creature also has a special ability that can be used when its energy bar is full. You have to decide when is the best moment to use the special ability more effectively;
  • Runes & Artifacts: Equip and upgrade special Runes and Artifacts that best compliment the qualities of your creature team;
  • Cooking: Gather ingredients during your adventures and create unique dishes to help you and your creatures in the journey.

Death Becomes Her (August 4, 2023)

Publisher: Ratalaika Games

Genre: Adventure

No. of Players: 1 (Single System)

File Size: 1.2 GB

Price: $7.99


Death Becomes You is a murder mystery visual novel set in a magical university. Who murdered your best friend?

You find 4 suspicious students at the scene. As all of them turn on you and accuse you of the murder, how can you find the truth and prove your innocence?

Untangle the reasons behind Lyra’s death by building friendships with 4 of your fellow magic students. What dark motives and complicated relationships will you discover?



  • Multiple routes and 10+ endings (1 true end)
  • Complex characters to discover
  • 77,000 word story
  • Chamber ensemble original soundtrack composed by Jeffrey Clements

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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