Wait a second. That crazy insane rumour that the struggling Nintendo 3DS would be getting a second analogue slider might actually be true? If you believe early reports from the latest issue of Japanese video game mag Famitsu, well, yeah.
According to still unconfirmed reports from the mag, which typically leaks all over the internet right about now, the 3DS is getting a new hardware add-on that will snap onto the system, adding a second Circle Pad — one that will be perfect for a rumoured version of Wii release Monster Hunter Tri for the Nintendo 3DS dubbed Monster Hunter 3 G.
Other reports indicate the analogue slider will consist of a cradle-like attachment that juts out slightly from the original hardware (or at least more elegantly than my mock-up of the device).
Nintendo has a press conference scheduled for next week, Tuesday, September 13, in Tokyo, just prior to the Tokyo Game Show. It is rumoured to have new product announcements and potentially new hardware on hand.