Nintendo has confirmed that the Circle Pad Pro XL will launch in the UK on March 22nd — just in time for Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate on the 3DS.

The accessory follows in the footsteps of its smaller predecessor, which was designed to bolt onto the original 3DS console. The Circle Pad Pro XL offers an additional analogue pad and ZL and ZR triggers.

Games which currently come with Circle Pad Pro support include Resident Evil: Revelations, Kid Icarus: Uprising and Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D.

Will you be picking one of these up to go along with your copy of Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate? Or have you coped perfectly well without the previous edition of the accessory? As always, a comment will let us know what you think.