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Nintendo Announces Circle Pad Pro For 3DS XL, Still Looks Chunky

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Posted on September 20, 2012 AT 11:45am

Amid all the Tokyo Game Show news, Nintendo’s pretty quiet about revealing the Circle Pad Pro for the 3DS XL. Although it’s redesigned from the original, it’s still pretty fat around the edges.

Nintendo, who doesn’t attend TGS, made the announcement from Japan earlier today, showing a comparison of both Circle Pad Pro versions for the 3DS and 3DS XL (or LL, as it’s titled there).

According to the accessories section of their official website, the secondary analog attachment has a grooved handle on the right side for added comfort, with a thinner frontside panel that doesn’t jut outward from the 3DS system quite as much.

There’s no pricing or release date for Circle Pad Pro XL, but it’s certain to release in North America and everywhere else at some point. If Nintendo’s smart, it won’t cost much more than the 3DS original’s 20-dollar tag.

Source: Nintendo

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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