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Wii Street U launches in Japan, Iwata celebrates by wearing a Google camera

This is why we love Iwata!

The ONM best Satoru Iwata moment for 2013 award has been picked already. Surely nothing can beat Satoru Iwata wearing a Google camera.

Our favourite Iwata moment of 2012 saw Nintendo's President staring at bananas but this beats it. He is wearing the camera on his back to celebrate the launch of Wii Street U in Japan which was released yesterday in the country.

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Wii Street U enables you to use Google Maps on your Wii U. Once Japanese gamers have downloaded the free 90 MB app, they can use the Wii U GamePad to control the map on the TV screen. Here's a video.

But forget about that! Look at Iwata!

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  1. Dark nemisis Thursday 7th Feb 2013 at 11:43

    I hope we get this!

  2. tpie123 Thursday 7th Feb 2013 at 17:53

    god, this looks incredible, be a very nice feature for the future!!!

  3. Mr Roboto Thursday 7th Feb 2013 at 19:46

    As long as this stays free of charge when it comes out over here in rip off Britain it will be a great feature!

  4. vix_chan Thursday 7th Feb 2013 at 21:37

    anyone else thing that they should do a walk mode where you use your wii fit board to walk the lengths of the earth.

  5. MartinIsAwesome Friday 8th Feb 2013 at 14:26

    This is why I love Iwata. I can't think of many company presidents that are game for a laugh.

    I'm wondering if Wii Street U is the final version of the Panorama View tech demo. I prefer the idae of this over the demo, although I think it wold be nice to add a function that lets you take a virtual guided tour with full audio description. Nintendo has experimented with similar software in the past (the 3DS Tour of the Louvre art gallery), so such a thing is a small possibility.

    anyone else thing that they should do a walk mode where you use your wii fit board to walk the lengths of the earth.


    Either that or use the Wiimote and Nunchuck to jog like in Wii Fit and jog through a virtual Vegas strip, or even a well known marathon route.

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