The Circle Pad Pro accessory released earlier this year will not be compatible with the recently-announced Nintendo 3DS XL. Instead, this larger iteration of Nintendo’s latest handheld will recieve its own version of the Circle Pad Pro.
The Circle Pad Pro adds an additional Circle Pad and two extra buttons to the device, allowing for more intuitive control schemes in compatible games.
No images of the new Circle Pad Pro have been released, although a 2012 release date has been given.
Nintendo have confirmed that downloaded games and save data will be able to be transferred from a Nintendo 3DS to a Nintendo 3DS XL, and that the new system is compatible with the stand that was bundled with Kid Icarus: Uprising.
(Source: Weekly Famitsu via Andriasang.com)