Circle Pad Pro - News

September2014

April2013

  • Weirdness 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

    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"

    "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...

February2013

October2012

September2012

  • News 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...

July2012

June2012

  • News 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...

January2012

December2011

November2011

  • News 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

    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..