The time of the Tokyo Game Show seems to always bring in some strange Nintendo rumors, perhaps even more so than E3. That’s probably because Nintendo usually never makes their presence at TGS itself, and the internet is filled with mystery of various conferences scheduled around the event.
One such rumor seems to have already been confirmed as official just a bit early. Alongside the reveal of Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3G inside the newest issue of Famitsu, is what is being referred to as the 3DS Slide Pad Expansion. It’s literally a cradle of sorts that adds a second analog pad, as well as another right shoulder button, to the system.
Just like any good 3DS news, this accessory has already created quite a stir. The accessory makes the system larger (and a bit less portable), not to mention that it adds something that people either think should have been part of the system’s original design, or isn’t needed at all. There’s also the question of what games the accessory will be compatible with beyond Monster Hunter 3G.
No details of the accessory’s release date, availability, or retail price have been released as of this time.