First picture of new 3DS circle pad

Nintendo confirms plans to launch handheld attachment

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has revealed the first image of a peripheral that adds a second circle pad and set of shoulder buttons to 3DS.


The picture backs up previous rumours that Nintendo is set to turn the 3DS into a twin-stick device with the release of a first-party peripheral.

A Nintendo UK spokesperson told Edge: "We can confirm that Nintendo does plan to release the attachment but that any further announcements on the attachment will be made at some later time by Nintendo."

Nintendo has announced plans to hold a "Nintendo 3DS new product announcement conference" in Japan on September 13.

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