Nintendo Co. this week said it will release a version of Google Inc.’s Google Maps application to the Wii U hardware.

The Wii U version will offer map functionality on the Wii U GamePad with the option to pan around using the gyroscopic function in Street Mode. The television will provide a satellite view of the mapped area.

A release date is to be determined.

The Wii U launched Nov. 18 in the U.S.

The Basic Set includes the Wii U console and the Wii U GamePad in White, 8GB storage, AC adapters, HDMI cable and Wii U sensor bar at $299.99.

The Deluxe Set includes the Wii U console and Wii U GamePad in Black, 32GB storage, GamePad Charging Cradle, Stands for the GamePad and Console, AC adapters, HDMI cable, and Nintendo Land at $349.99.

The Wii U is backwards compatible with most Wii games and accessories, including the Wii Remote, Nunchuck, and Wii Balance Board.

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