It’s taken a bit of time, but now 3DS XL owners can know the joy of having two Circle Pads. The 3DS XL version of the Circle Pad Pro peripheral is now available. You too can clamp an unwieldy piece of plastic onto your handheld so you get a second analog stick.
Not that it’s all that important. It isn’t like there are a lot of games that even use it and the ones that do have non-Circle Pad Pro controls schemes. It’s completely optional, so don’t feel like you have to spend $19.99 for a Circle Pad Pro at ShopNintendo. If anything, just keep it in mind as a useless peripheral trophy for your shelf. You could go ahead and put it next to the uDraw Game Tablet or that big Babysitting Mama baby.
Now, you’re probably wondering why I’m so down on the Circle Pad Pro. It’s because only a handful of games actually use it. Really, it’s quite useless. Want to know which North American games use the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro? Here we go.
- Kid Icarus: Uprising
- Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
- Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
- Nano Assault EX
- Resident Evil: Revelations
If you live in Japan, go ahead and add Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy, Samurai Warriors Chronicles 2nd and Dynasty Warriors Vs to that list.
Basically, this is me just letting you know the add-on exists. I don’t think you should actually buy a Circle Pad Pro for your 3DS XL. It’d probably be better fi you put the money towards another 3DS game instead, since so many great ones have been released as of late. But, if you do have money to spare and like collecting unnecessary video game extras, then go for it.