3DS’ joypad add-on priced, dated, new games announced

Nintendo has priced and dated its funky-looking 3DS add-on, the joypad-adding Expansion Slide Pad.

Announced at the company’s Tokyo 3DS showcase yesterday, the asking price for the peripheral will be ¥1,500 (~$19/£12). It’ll hit the shops in Japan on December 10th.

The add-on requires a AAA battery to operate.

A series of games that would made use of the pad — next to Monster Hunter 3DS which we already knew about — were also revealed: Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater, Resident Evil: Revelations, Kingdom hearts 3D, Ace Combat 3D and Dynasty Warriors.

Can’t say Nintendo doesn’t surprise.