Hey, Nintendo: What's Up With Circle Pad Pro In The U.S.?
Japan and Europe are already taken care of. Now it's time show North America some love.
This past weekend, Capcom released Monster Hunter 3G for 3Ds in Japan. In fact, there's a bundle that includes Nintendo's Circle Pad Pro, the bizarre peripheral that adds a second circle pad to the device.
Hey, that's cool. Stuff like this normally debuts in Japan first. It's been this way for years.
What bugs us is the news that Europe will receive the Circle Pad Pro January 27 alongside (there's Capcom again) Resident Evil: Revelations.
Why are we miffed? There's no formal release date for the U.S. market.
Odd, given the fact Revelations will arrive February 7, a little more than a week after the European edition.
Now for all we know, Nintendo of America will reveal the official U.S. launch date, perhaps as a pack-in with Resident Evil or sold separately (or both). Revelations should be one of the system's premier titles. Might as well make a great first impression with a peripheral the gaming community at first was resistant to accept.
We just want to know what's taking so long. Considering how early Europe received the news (last week of November), Americans should have heard something by now.
Does NOA want to pair Circle Pad Pro with a clearly M-rated game, or would it rather wait for something a wider variety of players can enjoy?
That remains to be seen, but at this point, it's a bit disappointing to imagine so many gamers enjoying (or perhaps not enjoying) this new setup while North America...you know, fidgets with just one circle pad, god forbid.
On that note, we'll be sure to post any news regarding the official release date.
We hope sooner than later.