The new Expansion Slide Pad(The english name will likely change, as this is a rough translation) add-on for the 3DS has been confirmed by the Big N at their big 3DS Conference earlier, as well as being priced and dated… In Japan, that is…
Well, if you live in the Land of the Rising Sun, it’ll set you back ¥1,500(or about $19) and it will be debuting on December 10th. This expansion requires 1 AA battery and adds a second circle pad and an R2 button to the 3DS, as well as acting as a grip.
As for software support, Monster Hunter Tri 3G will support it, as well as the newly announced Monster Hunter 4, Resident Evil: Revelations, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble, Dynasty Warriors Vs, and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Games featuring compatibility with the accessory will display so in an icon on the box, a la Wii titles, and it looks like it’ll at least be more successful than the Wii Speak, although one of the big titles pushing that was a Monster Hunter game as well….
Moving on, Nintendo also announced a new color to the 3DS assortment: Misty Pink. It’s planned to launch in Japan on October 20th, and Nintendo of America and Nintendo UK both were in the dark about the existence of this shade of handheld, with no plans to release it anywhere else in the world anytime soon.
There’s a gallery of both the system and accessory after the jump.