Nintendo confirm Slide Pad attachment for 3DS
Wednesday 14 September 2011
An official accessory that adds a second circle pad to the Nintendo 3DS will launch in Japan on December 10 alongside Monster Hunter 3G at a cost of ¥1,500 ($19, €14, £12).
Cradling the 3DS, the circle pad expansion communicates via an infra red connection, powered by an AAA battery, and there are extra shoulder buttons on top of the device.
Together, the extra pad and buttons can be used to offer additional control options in supported titles: Monster Hunter 3G, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Ace Combat 3D, Resident Evil: Revelations, Kingdom Hearts 3D and Dynasty Warriors VS for starters.
It was conspicuously absent from Nintendo's 3DS Conference on September 13, even though many of the supporting games featured prominently, and despite the imminent launch of the PlayStation Vita which has two analogue nubs built in.
The previous DS line of handhelds went through three redesigns, between one and two years apart each time, while a revised Wii Remote Plus controller integrated the Wii MotionPlus attachment for increased accuracy.
It appears likely that a revised model of the 3DS will eventually incorporate the second circle pad, should the attachment prove successful.
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