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3DS XL Circle Pad Pro revealed in first picture

New peripheral features a slightly different design to the original

Nintendo of Japan has released the first image of the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro.

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The company opted not to include a second analogue stick when it designed the larger version of the 3DS, instead plumping for a bigger Circle Pad Pro peripheral, which is slightly different to the original, as you can see in the images on this page.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said in July that the firm rejected the idea of adding a second Circle Pad to the 3DS XL in favour of offering greater battery life and a smaller form factor.

The 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro's release has yet to be confirmed outside of Japan.

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