After Nintendo recently announced the redesign of the 3DS, the 3DS XL many fans were annoyed at the omission of the second circle pad add on that the original featured. On the current set up gamers who are left handed cannot comfortably play games that utilize the stylus and circle pad at the same time, a slight design flaw… Well now Nintendo have announced they will be releasing another circle pad peripheral to attach to the XL.
It will be available later this year in Japan, with no details of whether or not it will come to the rest of the world. No pricing has been announced. Recent hands-on are suggesting the XL is comfortable to use in it’s expanded state, but it looks enormous. At least with this peripheral if the world ends in 2012 with a flood of biblical proportions, you’ll have a handheld console that doubles as a life raft.