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Nyko’s answer to the Circle Pad Pro

6/15/12 10:00am
tl;dr

Nyko makes its own Circle Pad Pro but it looks better, its a case and it has a built in battery.

You shouldn’t ever have needed the Circle Pad Pro from Nintendo when they could have just released another version of the 3DS, but Nintendo released it and it’s a GameStop exclusive. As you know Nyko made a battery for the 3DS and it’s awesome. Especially since its $20 - $30 and works great. It solved the complaints people had where the one reason why they would never get a 3DS is because of the battery life. But with the Circle Pad Pro you can't use the batteries from Nyko. To use the Circle Pad Pro means less battery and you can't enjoy some games like Resident Evil, Kingdom Hearts, and Monster Hunter to their fullest. But once again Nyko has solved that problem.

Nyko is released their own circle pad pro which is called the "Power Grip Pro". From the pics it looks like it will have the RZ and LZ buttons, it’s a case and also has a built in battery that will last 3x the length of a 3DS battery. Which means if you’re excited to play Kingdom Hearts and want to use the Circle Pad Pro playing for hours like you did when KH 1&2 came out for the PS2, this is it. But the Power Grip Pro will be released sometime after KH 3D. I bought a Circle Pad Pro not too long ago and I regret it now. Here are some specs.

  • Analog slider provides added control and functionality for compatible games
  • Works with all games designed for the Circle Pad Pro™
  • Extended battery allows user to play up to 3x longer in comfort
  • Easily clips on to the 3DS, no complex installation required
  • Works in conjunction with the 3DS battery
  • Ergonomic design for optimal comfort and control
  • Acts as a case to prevent scratches or dings
  • Charges through the stock Nintendo 3DS power adaptor

Nyko's Power Grip Pro with be sold for $30 and it will be released sometime in October.

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