Google Maps Coming to Nintendo Wii U

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Google Maps Coming to Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo Wii U owners will soon have one thing over Apple iOS users: Maps that Work as standard.

The news that Google Maps will be coming in app form to to the new console slammed into sharp focus like a fist being seen by a really, really good telescope earlier today during president Iwata's Japanese Nintendo Direct online event.

Using the Wii U's touchscreen GamePad, Wii U owners will be able to pan and scan around the maps just like real computer owners.

Also lined up is something called the "Panorama View" app. According to Verge, this "will also offer specially-shot 360-degree videos that you can pan around with the GamePad. It'll be out in Japan as a free download between January and March before Nintendo starts charging an unspecified fee; no word on a release elsewhere, but we'd expect it around the same time."


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