CONFIRMED: 3DS Circle Pad Attachment Revealed

A while ago, there was a rumor that the Nintendo 3DS would be getting a second Circle Pad via an attachment to the system. At the time, it seemed ridiculous but I posted it because the source was 01net, the French site that leaked details on Wii U before its reveal. Fast forward to today and Famitsu has begun to leak, and we now have confirmation that the rumor is true… it’s called the “Expansion Circle Pad”.

As you can see from the picture above, the attachment is a replacement for the current charging cradle for the 3DS. The second Circle Pad is to the right of the ABXY buttons and it also features R1, R2, and L2 shoulder buttons (the original R button is covered up by the attachment, but the original L button is still able to be used). No word on the price, release date, or if there will be a re-designed 3DS with the second Circle Pad built-in or not. Here are some additional images of the attachment:

Based on the additional images, there is speculation it could have an extended battery possibly, but that is of course unconfirmed. Expect more news at the upcoming Nintendo 3DS Conference on September 13th in Japan.

[Via Andriasang, NeoGAF, 1Up, and TwitPic]

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In June 2008, Hassan was offered a position at NintendoFuse, and he accepted it right away. He is a big Nintendo fan, and has owned every handheld since the Game Boy Color and every console since the Nintendo 64. Hassan’s philosophy is very simple: “fun”. He plays video games to escape from life for a while and just relax and enjoy. As a blogger, Hassan’s focus is to provide the most detailed news articles and hands-on impressions that you will find anywhere. The more information that he can provide to the fans and readers, the better. And to further expand on his philosophy of fun and his detail-oriented goal, Hassan started up the NintendoFuse Podcast in September of 2009.

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