Nyko’s answer to the Circle Pad Pro
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.
yea i wondered what happened to the SnR. it just disappeared. I wanted to get one myself cause of the battery and the speakers. imo I think the 3ds speakers are to quiet so i was hoping the SnR would give better sound
i think this is trying to fade out the shock n rock for the 3ds,Recently i looked on the nyko website for a shocknrock and it was removed, I was gonna get a SnR for my birthday but now i guess im getting this
That's weird. As far as I know, Nintendo of Australia doesn't sell stuff on their site for Australians and New Zealanders, but we do have the Circle Pad Pro in a lot of regular retail shops. I still wish they'd implement email contact, for goodness sakes. It's driving me nuts that if I have a problem (of which I have a few with some Nintendo stuff at the moment), I have to ring them between 9am and 5pm Australian time. Not too far out from NZ time, but still....
The thing is, Nintendo could easily charge more money for the Circle Pad Pro with a battery expansion and people would have a harder time complaining because they would be getting something for their money. It'd definitely be a nicer incentive to buy the thing, even if it was more expensive. Alternatively, they could have always produced two versions. Maybe that doesn't seems practical from a business stand-point, but plenty of products have multiple versions, so I'm sure Nintendo could pull it off.
I just wish the Nyko stuff didn't LOOK so crap, because if it looked gorgeous (and was also made in the same colour my 3DS is - blue), then I'd have no trouble buying one immediately.
I bought a one about a week ago and I REALLY liked it. I seriously don't get how people played revelations without it. I hated the "one stick control scheme" in Re 4 and I hated it even more in revelations. Thank god for the circle pad pro.
Dont think Ill be buying this one though, cant see how it improves on the pro.
Uh excuse me, I don't own the circle pad pro either and I clearly said that I have no need for this item yet. As for right now I have absolutely no problems with the battery life, I already have a clear plastic case for my 3DS and none of the games I'm getting and already have don't need an extra circle pad so why shell out an extra $30 for something I don't need? Plus on top of the protective case, I have another case to carry my 3DS along with my games and AR cards with and my 3DS wouldn't be able to fit if I had this. Like I said, it's a great item but I don't have any need for it and looking at every single game that I plan on getting within the next few months, all except Kingdom Hearts won't need it and even Kingdom Hearts doesn't require a second circle pad.
the CPP is exclusive to gamestop but you can order it on the Nintendo shop website, thats where i got mine cause gamestop never had them. As for nyko products yea they diddnt make good 3rd party accessories but when it came to the 3ds they made fantastic accessories. I ask myself that question myself on why nintendo diddnt do stuff like this, but look at it this way, if nintendo made the batteries they would sell them at a much higher price. I could imagine them making something like the Power Grip Pro and sell it for $60, but nyko sells the batteries for a cheap $30 and people say its the best that nyko has ever released (and i agree with them cause I have one of their 3ds batteries)
As far as I know, it hasn't. I want that game though, so I hope it gets announced eventually. I'm not really sure how likely it is though. I would have said it'd be likely, but they STILL haven't announced a localisation to my knowledge, so the longer we wait, the less likely it gets.
I'd happily import it if they never localised it but, oh wait, the 3DS is region-locked. And Japan already has a ton more 3Ds games than the rest of the world (whether or not they're good is not the point). Ugh.
Wait, the CirclePad pro is a Gamestop exclusive in the US? It's not exclusive at all over here. I still haven't bought one though. I'll buy it with Resident Evil: Revelations eventually, and I'll nab Kingdom Hearts 3D whilst I'm at it, but for now, I'm just going to ignore my 3DS, because mine is already shitting itself with glitches for NO reason. Damn it, Nintendo.
Oh, on topic, why didn't Nintendo make this to begin with? I mean, I'm not a huge fan of the whole Nyko stuff where it makes it bulkier and that, but the 3DS IS rather small in my hands, so maybe I'll consider one of these. DAMN IT, NINTENDO.
Would buy, but already shelled out the $ for a circlepad pro :'( Now I feel dumb...
That looks pretty snazzy, good job Nyko!
definitely looks better than Nintendo's atrocious circle pad
I hope this comes out in EU.
This looks awesome! I already have the Power Grip ($30 and worth it!), which is the clip-on extended battery, and it works beautifully. I like the texture, the bulk it adds is very comfortable, and battery life is perfect. It's functionally just a portable charger, and it easily snaps on and off, so you can still use the original charge dock if you want.
Provided that more titles are released which can take advantage of the right analog, this is a definite buy (especially if it's $30, because I would buy the plain version of the Power Grip again at that price, so the upgraded model is a bonus)
This is a well-written article. You include fact statistics, pictures, and context. Good job!
This particular news actually makes me interested, since I was recently considering purchasing a Nintendo 3DS.
gotta love when 3rd party companies do it right
I also have a Zelda 3DS, and I would be an idiot not to pick this beauty up. God forbid people don't see my closed my 3DS and catch a glimpse of my Zelda logos along with my clunky ass Circle Pad Pro that makes it feel like a fucking Game Gear. I'd get a better feeling looking at this fine-ass case and thinking to myself, "3x battery, slim design, and a protective case." As opposed to "Gold Zelda Outline". Do you leave your front door open at night so people can see how nice your house is?
has monster hunter been confirmed for international release?
Nyko suddenly making quality accessories. I can dig this.
The outside casing looks ugly, which is an offset to me. Though if it is good I will have to pick it up whenever I get Monster Hunter or Kingdom Hearts.
Nice. I'll be sure to grab this.