Nyko’s Circle Pad Pro/3DS Case/Battery Pack Coming in October

By Jeffrey Matulef

Nyko has announced their Power Grip Pro, an alternative to Nintendo’s Circle Pad Pro that doubles as a case and battery pack.

The peripheral will be released this October and retails for $30, as opposed to $20 for Nintendo’s first-party additional analogue nub accessory. The Power Grip Pro promises “up to 3x the playtime” due to its battery pack, plus it looks a lot snazzier than Nintendo’s awkward, asymmetrical design.

Power Grip Pro will be compatible with all Circle Pad Pro titles, few they may be. Currently the only western releases that have Circle Pad Pro support are Resident Evil: Revelations, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy, and the upcoming Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance.

Right now the Circle Pad Pro is notoriously hard to find on account of it being a GameStop exclusive. However, they’re also available from the official Nintendo Store.

[Source: Tiny Cartridge]

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