Reports from the Japanese end of the internet are claiming that Famitsu
magazine has the scoop on that Nintendo 3DS analog add-on
we heard about last month. A page from the magazine (above) shows a rather meaty cradle hugging the sides of the stereoscopic clamshell, reportedly adding an R2 button in addition to a starboard circle pad. The plump peripheral may have been designed specifically for Monster Hunter Tri G
, an unannounced (and unconfirmed) game that was leaked in the same issue. Famitsu
made no mention of the reported hardware refresh that accompanied the last analog add-on rumor -- and price, release date, and official confirmation from Nintendo
are still AWOL, of course.
seems to have an official confirmation from Nintendo: "We can confirm that Nintendo plans to release the Circle Pad attachment, but Nintendo's regional subsidiaries will make further announcements about its availability at a later date."