3DS XL's Circle Pad Pro Gets a Release Date in Japan. This Is It!Brian Ashcraft10/05/12 1:50amFiled to: Nintendo3ds3Ds xlCircle Pad ProKotakucoreJapan33EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink The 3DS XL add-on circle pad got its first public airing at this year's Tokyo Game Show. I checked it out—and it was pretty good! Nintendo, however, didn't give a release date for the peripheral. Until now.