Look, I normally wait to pass judgement on things until I see them with my own eyes or touch them with my own hands, but these first shots of the highly rumored new add on that gives the 3DS a second thumbpad? Yeah, they’re pretty ugly.

Spotted in Famitsu, the3DS Kakuchou Slide Pad” or “3DS Expansion Slide Pad” acts as a cradle for the 3DS, and adds a second thumbstick as well as a rumored (but not pictured) R1, R2 and L1 and L2 buttons. The slide pad is rumored to be a stop gap for early adopters, who most likely won’t buy the newly remodeled 3DS, when it’s rumored to be unveiled at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.

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