Starting today, Nintendo is offering the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro
through its online store
. The listing suddenly appeared two days ago
, so we asked Nintendo if this was a mistake. A company representative confirmed with Joystiq today that, "yes, the posting is accurate and the accessory will begin shipping from our online store today."
We also inquired about availability at retailers; the previous iteration, the Circle Pad Pro for the original 3DS, was a GameStop exclusive
. "There are no plans to sell this accessory at other retail locations at this time," the Nintendo representative confirmed with Joystiq. Online is the only way to get it – for now, anyway.
The 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro add-on is priced at $20, a peripheral that adds an additional analog stick compatible with games like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
, Resident Evil: Revelations
, Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater
, Kid Icarus: Uprising