We already sort of confirmed that Nintendo's Circle Pad Pro peripheral would be arriving on our shores in early 2012, but now it's confirmed confirmed, from the horse's mouth — the horse being Nintendo — that the device will be available in Australia from February 2.
As we mentioned before, the Circle Pad Pro is being released in conjunction with Resident Evil: Revelations. It will retail at $24.95.
It's a strange looking thing, the Circle Pad Pro, and a strange peripheral to be releasing so soon after the launch of the hardware itself. I can't be the only one surprised that the 3DS didn't have a second analogue controller at launch. It'll be interesting to see if many more games use the Circle Pad Pro in the future.