Google Street View Hits The Wii UBy: Chris Crum - February 15, 2013
Nintendo announced on Thursday that Wii Street U powered by Google is now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. This is an app that lets users access Google Street View, and view 360-degree imagery of locations all over the world using the Wii U GamePad controller’s motion controls. Users can also use the touch screen to type in an address or location.
The announcement was first made in December.
Nintendo highlights 70 hand-picked locations to view. The app also lets you view locations from overhead with satellite view.
“With Wii Street U powered by Google, you can step into Google Street View with an immersive experience that will make you feel like you’re actually there!” Nintendo says.
Recent additions to Google Street View include some beautiful shots from the Grand Canyon, some new places in Israel, and areas ravaged by storms. The company continues to add imagery on a regular basis, and now that it has its “Trekker” backpack device, we can probably expect to start seeing a lot of up close and personal imagery in many more places that cars can’t go.