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Wii Street U available in US eShop NOW for FREE photo
Wii Street U available in US eShop NOW for FREE
by Tony Ponce

The Google Street View app for Wii U, Wii Street U, is now up for Americans. As in right this second. Right now. Go download it for free (for a limited time).

I guess we gotta download something from the eShop. Unless you wanna pick up Ken's Rage 2, that is. But seriously, this could be fun for a bit, despite my pessimism.

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Wii Street U is Google Street View for (duh!) Wii U photo
Wii Street U is Google Street View for (duh!) Wii U
by Tony Ponce

Japanese Wii U owners can now download Wii Street U, which as the name implies is literally Google Street View adapted for use on the Wii U. The hook here is that the GamePad gives you a 360-degree view of the area, as demonstrated in the video above.

It looks lightly entertaining, but I'm sure like all Nintendo non-gaming apps, it'll get shuffled aside after a couple of days. Like, who even used the Everybody Votes Channel on the Wii, honestly?

Wii Street U is free through the end of May, after which users will be charged to use the panorama features. No word on when or if he app will hit our shores, but I'm sure it'll find its way. For a longer demonstation, check out Nintendo nut Daan Koopman's hands-on after the break.

Wii Street U launch trailer, footage [Nintendo Everything via GoNintendo]
Google Maps with Street View arrives on Nintendo Wii U in Japan, free for a limited time [Engadget]

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