Nintendo's Ugly 3DS Circle Pad Add-on Priced and Dated

Late last week, Nintendo revealed it was working on an extra slide pad for the Nintendo 3DS. Today, the company dated and priced said extra slide pad.

The slide pad will cost ¥1,500 (US$19), and it will be released on December 10. No word on its US release.

The peripheral is powered by a single AA battery.

The 3DS Expansion Slide Pad is less a simple add-on and more a cradle for your 3DS. It not only adds extra buttons: The peripheral also supposedly has R1 and R2 buttons, and definitely appears to have an L2 button. There is no L1 button.

Dubbed "3DS Kakuchou Slide Pad" or "3DS Expansion Slide Pad", the peripheral was first revealed in last week's issue of Japanese game mag Famitsu.

For more details about the circular slide pad, refer to Kotaku's previous coverage.


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