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Final Fantasy Explorers will not use the 3DS' stereoscopic 3D functions, Siliconera reported. The game will make use of the new 3DS and 3DS XL's buttons and C-stick, however, controlling the third-person game's targeting and lock-on mechanics. It will also be compatible with the Circle Pad Pro, unl...

October 6th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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With the launch of the exceptional Super Smash Bros. for 3DS looming, some might still be miffed that the game won't support the Circle Pad Pro add-on. Though the game will make use of the new 3DS and 3DS XL's C-stick, some may want a separate controller entirely for optimized Smash Bros. usage. A...

September 30th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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The portable version of Super Smash Bros. will not support the Circle Pad Pro accessory for 3DS, according to a support page on Nintendo of Japan's website, as translated by NeoGAF. With the recent announcement of a new 3DS and 3DS XL, the upcoming entry in the Super Smash Bros. series will reporte...

September 8th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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One of the bigger issues with playing a Monster Hunter game on the 3DS is the hand cramping that accompanies the game's camera controls. As discussed in our Deja Review of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the Circle Pad Pro add-on is essential for the 3DS version of the game, and now Hori is taking the c...

July 21st 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo's North American online store is now selling the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro peripheral, which has been exclusive to Japan since late last year. Nintendo will start shipping the $20 add-on April 19.We've contacted Nintendo to find out if this is exclusive to their online store or indicative of a...

April 17th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Japanese gamers looking to expand the experience (and form factor) of the 3DS XL will only have to wait until November 15, when the revised hardware will receive its own, extra large Circle Pad Pro add-on. The peripheral will cost ¥1,500, or about $20.Revealed by Nintendo back in September, the...

October 4th 2012 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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Yup, that's pretty chunky. After being outed earlier this year, the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro now has its first image on the Nintendo Japan website. With its latest attachment, the console has somehow become even bigger. We can only hope Nintendo goes down the Genesis route and tries to create as many...

September 20th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Sure, Nintendo could've made the 3DS XL even larger by attaching a second analog stick to it, but what fun would that be? Instead, Nintendo's launching an evolved Circle Pad Pro attachment for the larger 3DS "some time this year," according to Famitsu (via Andriasang).The attachment was outed in th...

June 28th 2012 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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The Circle Pad Pro is expanding its leftward reach to include Kid Icarus: Uprising on the 3DS. Without the Circle Pad Pro, Uprising players will use the stylus to aim and rotate the camera (generally with their right hands) and the 3DS' built-in circle pad to move Pit on land. The Circle Pad Pro...

January 10th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The 3DS Circle Pad Pro, available next February at GameStop, has plenty of room inside for a family of four. Imagine the dinners you'll serve once you install appliances in the cavernous interior, lovingly photographed by ldblog. Given the $20 peripheral's guts, let's all agree now to act surpri...

December 19th 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Andriasang found a report from someone who got the 3DS Circle Pad Pro (and Monster Hunter Tri-G) a couple of days early, and who found something interesting in the manual. According to the report, once you insert the required AAA battery into the expansion device, it'll run for 480 hours. If this...

December 8th 2011 at 6:55pm 0 Comments