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Wii U Reveals: Google Maps Coming, Pikmin 3 Delayed, Free Content for Ninja Gaiden

By December 6, 2012

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Nintendo's latest Nintendo Direct offers quite a bit of interesting information on what's coming to the Wii U.

First off, there are two eShop non-games coming next year. A version of Google Map Street View is coming to the console that lets you use the gamepad to navigate by simply turning around to face another direction. This trick will also be used in Panorama View, a sort of virtual travelogue using video that has been recorded in a panoramic format.

Also, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will get some free downloadable content that gives players two more playable characters, Momoji and, from the DOA series, Kasumi.

The presentation also shows off some upcoming games, including Pikmin 3, which is now slated to launch in the second quarter, one quarter later than previously projected.  Pikmin 3 looks pretty cool; one especially ingenious monster grabs pikmin, swallows them, then spits them out floating in bubbles.

The other games shown off are the mini-game collection Game and Wario, which includes a Wario Ware-styled mini-game, Wii Fit U, which includes a "Fit Meter" - a pedometer than can upload information to the console - and a whole bunch of active mini-games, and Lego City Undercover, which shows off a nice scanner that lets you find bad guys from a distance.

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