(a fun Zelda mod image, not actually related to the release!)
Developer Yellows8 has released a code sample on how to access and edit savedata files in Nintendo Switch games. This could open the door to cheating tools on the Nintendo Switch.
Of course, running unsigned code in the Switch requires a hacked console, which today means you need to have firmware 3.0.0 or less. In other words, online cheating would not be a possibility through this, for now. Phew, crisis averted.
If the Switch scene is anywhere close to active, no doubt that we’ll start seeing tools surfacing to hack various games on the console. Again, for hackable firmware owners only.
Download Nintendo Switch libnx Savedata Sample
The source code for the sample is available on the switchbrew github. You’ll need to compile it yourself (after having actually updated it to fit your needs, whatever game it is you want to start tinkering with).