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Google's Street View to come to Wii U in January

The application uses the GamePad to allow users to pan around and see the images in Street View.

A look at Street View on the Wii U.
A look at Street View on the Wii U.
Screen Capture by Don Reisinger/CNET

Google's Street View application is making its way to the Nintendo Wii U starting next month.

Nintendo today announced the Street View app on its Twitter account. The company also posted a video on its Web page, showing Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata using the application with the GamePad.

Upon loading up Street View, users will be able to pan around its images by holding the GamePad and moving it around. Tapping on the display allows users to move back and forth. The Street View app can be used solely on the GamePad, but users can also look at the traditional Google Maps top-down view on their televisions.

According to a Nintendo tweet, Street View will be available to Wii U customers through the company's eShop starting next month. Between January and March, it'll be available for free. After that, Nintendo will charge a fee for access.

Nintendo hasn't said where it will make Street View available. The company also hasn't said how much the app will cost.

CNET has contacted Nintendo for comment on the app. We will update this story when we have more information.

(Via Engadget)

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