The Google Street View application, which was originally set for a Japanese release on the Wii U has been pushed back and renamed. The app is now called Wii Street U and is still powered by Google. Wii Street U will release in Japan sometime mid-February.
This news has been revealed during the Nintendo briefing that is currently going on in the Tokyo Hotel.
The app was originally revealed in the December Nintendo Direct, and at that time Nintendo stated it would be free from January until March. After that users would need to pay a subscription type of fee for the use of the app. It is unclear if Nintendo will still do a free grace period for when Wii Street U finally does release.
Wii Street U will have the same features as Google Maps, but will be optimized for the Wii U and GamePad use. Users will be able to use their GamePad’s to view a 360 degree panoramic view of the streets. Nintendo seemed quite excited about users being able to tour different areas of the world from the comfort of their own living rooms.
Wii Street U is currently planned for a release in North America and Europe, but no official date or time frame has been announced for either.
Wii Street U Japanese Trailer: