Circle Pad Pro News

News: Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro Support Due to Processing Power Limitations

Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro Support Due to Processing Power Limitations

So says Masahiro Sakurai

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has a solid control scheme, but there was some gnashing of teeth when it emerged that it won't support the Circle Pad Pro for some convenient Smash Attacks with the second Circle Pad. It's only been natural to wonder why, then, the c-stick on the New Nintendo 3DS is supported, with various...

Weirdness: These Circle Pad Pro Mods Have Some Wacky Designs

These Circle Pad Pro Mods Have Some Wacky Designs

Analogue stick on the shoulder, why not?

Despite its obvious practical uses and merits for making some 3DS games much easier to play, the Circle Pad Pro and 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro often get teased for their clumsy appearance. The XL variation, in particular, isn't exactly conducive to a portable, streamlined device that can be casually popped into a...

Hardware Review: 3DS Circle Pad Pro XL

3DS Circle Pad Pro XL

Two pads are better than one?

When Nintendo announced the 3DS XL, many were disappointed that the system lacked that all-important second slider pad. This omission was made all the more puzzling by the fact that Nintendo had already released the Circle Pad Pro for the original 3DS console, an admission that perhaps a twin-pad arrangement would...

News: No Circle Pad Pro In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Because "It Didn't Add Anything"

No Circle Pad Pro In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Because "It Didn't Add Anything"

"It just wouldn’t work"

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (or Luigi's Mansion 2 if you're in Europe) is fantastic — as you'll be aware if you've already read our review. However, one of the common issues people have had with the game — or perhaps the hardware it's running on — is the lack of a second analogue stick. It begs the question: why no...

News: 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro Release Date Confirmed

3DS XL Circle Pad Pro Release Date Confirmed

Like a pro

Nintendo revealed the first image of the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro back in September, but failed to give us information as to when the peripheral would be released. We can now announce that the 3DS XL's bulky buddy will hit Japanese shores on 15th November at a price tag of 1,500 Yen, which approximately works out at £12/€15. There hasn't...

News: Nintendo Unveils 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro

Nintendo Unveils 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro

Bulk-tastic

Back in June, we confirmed that 3DS XL owners would also be able to beef up their handhelds with a specially designed 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro add-on. Now this dream has finally become a reality, as Nintendo of Japan has revealed the first images of the new peripheral. While the 3DS XL CCP has currently only been announced for distribution...

News: 3DS XL Will Get Its Own Circle Pad Pro

3DS XL Will Get Its Own Circle Pad Pro

All in good time

Annoyed the 3DS XL won't support the standard Circle Pad Pro? Don't worry, the machine will get its own peripheral later this year. Satoru Iwata told shareholders that Nintendo will release an attachment for the larger machine later on in the year, but didn't share any more details like price, size or how hard it'd be hit with the...

News: 3DS Circle Pad Pro Reaches United States on 7th February

3DS Circle Pad Pro Reaches United States on 7th February

For $19.99

Nintendo has confirmed its Circle Pad Pro accessory will see release in the United States in early 2012. The optional attachment lands on 7th February — the same day as Resident Evil Revelations — and will cost $19.99. The add-on will only be sold through GameStop stores and at GameStop.com. Nintendo is also introducing an optional...

News: Circle Pad Pro Hits Europe in January 2012

Circle Pad Pro Hits Europe in January 2012

Resi bundle confirmed

It's official: the 3DS Circle Pad Pro accessory is coming to Europe on 27th January 2012. The add-on launches on the same day as Resident Evil Revelations, one of the first games that supports the extra attachment to reach European shores. The accessory will be available on its own or in a limited edition bundle with the game, both for as-yet unspecified prices. Will you grab..

News: Evidence Mounts for Circle Pad Pro Name

Evidence Mounts for Circle Pad Pro Name

Capcom in on the act too

Last night's batch of new screenshots and videos for Resident Evil Revelations also came with an attached fact sheet, and it all-but confirms the Circle Pad expansion's official Western name. Alongside information about the co-op raid mode, the sheet also states: Compatible with Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro – Add a fourth control scheme to your gameplay experience with..