The Circle Pad Pro
is expanding its leftward reach to include Kid Icarus: Uprising
on the 3DS. Without the Circle Pad Pro, Uprising
players will use the stylus to aim and rotate the camera (generally with their right hands) and the 3DS' built-in circle pad to move Pit on land. The Circle Pad Pro will allow left-handed players to aim with their dominant hand, while moving Pit with their right.
Producer Masahiro Sakurai didn't know the specs of the Circle Pad Pro before Monster Hunter Tri-G
was announced, meaning he wasn't able "to do anything big with it in the time we had," he told Official Nintendo Magazine
. Still, Sakurai said he probably wouldn't have used the Circle Pad Pro too much because it "would end up being just the same as controls on other platforms and I think the quick aiming possible with the touch panel suits the game best."
Right, "other platforms
." Don't worry -- we know what you mean there, Sakurai.