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Splatoon 3 finally launches tomorrow, and — as is customary in this day and age — Nintendo has prepared a launch day patch for the game to get the final release all prepared for some ink-tastic action this weekend.

Available later today, and downloadable once you've got that game loaded up onto your Switch, version 1.1.0 will let you change Cap’n Cuttlefish's appearance in Hero Mode — which is Story Mode — at the Crater tent. You'll also be able to use Photo Mode at certain locations during the story, too.

Here are the full patch notes from Nintendo, with translations provided by Perfectly Nintendo:

Version 1.1.0, 8th September 2022

Changes to Hero Mode
- You can now change Cap’n Cuttlefish’s appearance from the sketchbook at the Crater tent (press the A button to check it)
- Even if you have already progressed further in the story, you can
temporarily return to the Crater by examining the stuffed Zapfish at the
camp and selecting “Remember the Crater”.
- Photo Mode can now be used in Hero Mode (only in some locations)

Other Changes
- Features requiring an internet connection are now available.

Pretty much your basic day one patch for an online game, right? Still, we're excited to Enter the Splatlands tomorrow when Splatoon 3 drops on the Switch. If you're a newcomer to the series, why not check out our review of the game to see whether it's worth your time?

Will you be grabbing your Splat Rollers, Splatana Wipers, or Splattershot Pros tomorrow? Ink up in the comments.

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[source nintendo.co.jp, via perfectly-nintendo.com, nintendoeverything.com]