Kojima Productions revealed on the latest episode of the KP Report that the company has obtained Nintendo’s 3DS Circle Pad attachment. This should put any and all speculation to rest that the add-on was created specifically for Monster Hunter Tri G.
Unfortunately, we don’t know how long the studio has had access to the peripheral. It also isn’t clear if Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D will take advantage of the accessory.
Below are some of the relevant comments from the podcast in which the Circle Pad peripheral was discussed:
“I saw it today in the office. I mean I’m sure it’ll enhance gameplay… it’s a little big.” – Christopher Johns
“It feels good I think… it feels good. It’s just it’s an add-on, so I think the only concern is how will that kind of split through the users. Because there are people who are gonna wanna just carry around a really portable 3DS and then maybe only the really hardcore guys want to play some FPSs on there or something will maybe want to get that attachment.” – Sean Eyeston
“I don’t know if people want to carry it around, right? That might be the tough part.” – Christopher Johns
“It is kind of big.” – Sean Eyeston
“I think it adds a new level to gameplay, so it’s definitely worth it.” – Christopher Johns
“Gameplay-wise I think it definitely adds a lot. It’s just size-wise and I guess aesthetics, right?” – Sean Eyeston
“For those who do play for long periods of time, I think that will win over a lot of people…” – Christine Kogure