Nintendo 3DS add-on confirmed

From Andriasang:

Based off initial descriptions, Nintendo’s new slide pad attachment for the 3DS appeared to be a little device that sticks off one side of the system. This is incorrect. Images from Weekly Famitsu, which got the scoop on the item, show that the device looks more like a cradle.

Officially the “Kakuchou Slide Pad,” or “Expansion Slide Pad,” the 3DS sits inside the cradle. Everything lines up so that the second slide pad is to the immediate right of the four face buttons. The slide pad itself appears to be smaller than the system’s main slide pad.

It’s unclear if Nintendo made the device specifically for Monster Hunter 3G, but the device is introduced in Famitsu’s reveal article on the new 3DS Monster Hunter game.