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Google Maps coming to Nintendo Wii U

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Nintendo has announced that Google Maps functionality will soon be available for the Wii U.

The console's Panorama View app will come with a range of platform-specific features, including GamePad-controlled Street View navigation.

First image of Google Maps on Wii U


Panorama View also enables users to explore locations using the controller's gyro and accelerometer functionality, and includes 360-degree videos of famous landmarks around the world.

The app was announced during the Japanese version of Nintendo Direct earlier today, a web conference highlighting new hardware and software releases.

Nintendo will debut the service in Japan between January and March next year as a free download, before charging an unspecified fee for continued usage.

Availability in other territories is expected to be announced soon.

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Watch a hands-on video with the Wii U below:

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