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Nintendo 3DS XL Will Get Circle Pad Pro XL Add-On Later This Year

Nintendo 3DS Slidepad add-on

If you’ve gotten used to playing certain Nintendo 3DS titles with the Circle Pad Pro add-on, don’t let that dissuade you from upgrading to the new Nintendo 3DS XL — because Nintendo has confirmed that its latest portable will be getting a Circle Pad Pro XL add-on of its own later this year.

For those of you who may not be familiar with the Circle Pad Pro, it’s a clip-on accessory for the Nintendo 3DS that introduces a second analogue stick to the right-hand side of the console. It’s compatible with titles like Resident Evil: Revelations, Metal Gear Solid, and Monster Hunter, and it makes movement a whole lot easier, and therefore much more enjoyable.

The downside to the Circle Pad Pro is that it adds a whole lot of bulk to the Nintendo 3DS — which is likely to be even more of a problem with the Nintendo 3DS XL — but that’s a small trade-off if you’re a fan of dual sticks.

Are you picking up the Nintendo 3DS XL?

[via PocketGamer]

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