Nintendo will release a Circle Pad Pro XL for the 3DS XL after all.

When Nintendo’s rumored 3DS reboot was officially announced last week, some remarked skeptically about a lack of dual circle pads. Nintendo fanboys rejoice: in speaking with Famitsu, Nintendo has announced that a Circle Pad Pro XL will be released at some point this year. They haven’t set an official North American release date, though it’s likely to follow quickly in the footsteps of a Japanese release.

Judging by Nintendo’s history of iterative handheld-console releases, this annoucement begs the question: will a later 3DS model, perhaps, incorporate dual circle pads without the need for a bulky accessory?

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