Microids is a publisher that's helped to bring us some intriguing titles on Switch, and it also has a growing range of life-sim games for those that enjoy raising puppies, designing furniture and so on. Today the 'Microids Life' sub-label has confirmed three games of this ilk heading to Switch this year.

They're all developed by It Matters Games, with the release dates specifying 'US' for now; there are no trailers live at the time of writing, but we'll keep our eyes peeled.

Puppies & Kittens - 23rd November

We can confirm that this game has both puppies and kittens in it, and they look quite cute. The official description highlights that this is very much inspired by the Nintendogs series - you play minigames to care for and train your pets, go for walks and so on. This could potentially be a very pleasant way to pass time, especially as Nintendo's franchise is now long dormant.

Interior Designer - 11th November

Unsurprisingly a lot of the game is played from a top-down / isometric perspective as you showcase your sense of style. You run your own agency, get briefs from clients, and then decorate their homes in the hope of getting a high grade. There'll also be a Renovation mode where you can re-work buildings for more creative options.

Doctors & Nurses - 13th December

This one looks relatively interesting in the screenshots, as you not only manage patients but also seemingly perform / devise some treatments. You work as part of a team in the hospital, with minigames for various aspects of a typical day; there's even a 'rival colleague' to deal with, which sounds like it could get a little intense.

So there you have it, a few life simulation games on the way later this year; no doubt there'll be more screenshots and trailers in the coming weeks. Let us know if you're a fan of these types of games in the comments!