Unlike its competitors who have news and images of their new launches “leaked” way ahead of their official unveiling, Nintendo really knows how to keep a secret and is something of a master at releasing stuff quietly at shows it doesn’t even show up at. And that’s exactly what happened at the Tokyo Game Show where the gaming giant released the Circle Pad Pro for 3DS XL. The latest kit was trotted out by Capcom and the new cradle seems to suit the larger than life 3DS XL just fine. The accessory of course does add a few extra millimeters to the already chunky console though buyers would just love how it makes the handheld a lot more grip–friendly.
Also adding a bundle of functionality to the handheld gaming console is the starboard analog pad that it comes with. The Circle Pad also features larger shoulder buttons that help gameplay. Improving the user’s grip on the console is a slightly contoured smooth back which keeps the console steady in the user’s hand. However, just like its predecessor, the Circle Pad Pro too blocks the cartridge slot of the 3DS which means that users would either have to undock the console to play games on an external drive or opt for downloadable titles. No word on what the Circle Pad Pro will cost or when it will be offered in stores but industry expects the accessory to be launched around the holiday season.
Via: Geeky Gadgets