Nintendo, along with Google have released Wii Street U powered by Google as a free (limited time only) application via the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

This new application allows users to travel the world using their Wii U GamePad controller. It offers the map data and 360° panoramic Street View images gathered by Google for a unique form of virtual exploration only possible on Wii U.

The GamePad has been integrated with Street View in innovative and accessible ways. Users can use the touch screen to type in exact addresses to fly to your favourite places, and thanks to the motion sensors inside the controller you can move it 360° to enjoy the entire view of sights around the world.  The 60° window on the world can also be enjoyed by the entire family on the TV screen in the living room.

Street View is a popular feature of Google Maps that allows users to virtually explore and navigate a neighbourhood through panoramic street-level images. It is available for more than 3,000 cities across 47 countries and even includes a slice of Antarctica.

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