We’ve accepted that the 3DS has an add-on for a second thumbstick called the Circle Pad Pro (opens in new tab), we just wish Nintendo of America would admit it’s coming here. First announced in Japan to the befuddled internet, the Circle Pad has been treated with mystery outside of Japan. Now at least one other area of Nintendo has something concrete, and the European branch of the N says the add-on comes out January 27.
Planned for a late December release in Japan, the Circle Pad Pro’s late January European debut coincides with the launch of Resident Evil Revelations. The Capcom title is compatible with the second stick and the two will come bundled together, though you can also buy the Circle Pad separately. Nintendo’s US team has yet to confirm if anything similar is happening here, though RE Revelations is going to be $50 (opens in new tab), which is $10 more than the standard 3DS game. Perhaps there’s a bundle on the horizon here after all. Resident Evil Revelations comes out February 7 in the US.