Activision thinks 2nd 3DS circle pad 'is a great move'

Makes the hardware "more relevant and compatible to the style of games we make"

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has come out in strong support of Nintendo's controversial 3DS circle pad peripheral, which was priced and dated for Japan yesterday.

Adding a second analogue controller and shoulder buttons when attached to the 3DS, the cradle accessory will support games like Monster Hunter 3G, Resident Evil Revelations and Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D - and possibly some Activision titles down the line.

"It does make the hardware more relevant and compatible to the style of games we make," Hirshberg told IndustryGamers. I don't have anything to announce in relation to that, but I think it was a great move and it opens up that platform to more styles of games."

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The peripheral is set to launch on December 10 for 1,500 yen, which is around £12, but don't necessarily expect a straight conversion.

[ SOURCE: IndustryGamers ]