Beginning life as a rumor late last month, the hardware peripheral that gives the Nintendo 3DS a second analog pad has been confirmed. Gaming magazine Famitsu revealed the cradle attachment, which wraps around the 3DS unit and also comes equipped with an R2 shoulder button (but no L2 shoulder button). Nintendo has since confirmed the attachment to Edge magazine, but offered no statement on the release date or price for the unit, or the possibility that the peripheral’s placement on the device makes it cover up the wireless switch.
Is a second analog pad something your 3DS gaming experience needed, EGs? Do you see enough third party developer support for the peripheral to make it a must buy for all players? Comment your thoughts!