This Week in CRNews: Wii U Launch Edition

Hot news, big features, and stories you may have missed!

This week's theme was a no-brainer, because Nintendo's Wii U officially launched in North America today! Regale us with tales of waiting in line, ordering on line, or any other launch mayhem you may have gotten into. Let's jam in the comments after you check out the weekly news recap!


Below you'll find a bevy of hot stories, features and video posted throughout the week. But that's not all. We've also compiled a few stories we missed, so be sure to check those out, as well. 


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Award-Nominated American Comic Artist Ignites Cosplay Controversy

One Piece Film Z x Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods "Super Collaboration" Teased

Japanese Salarymen Keep Their Farts in Check with Special Undies

Gainax Reacts to "Victoria's Secret" Evangelion "Homage"



"AKB0048" Anime Season Two Kicks Into Gear on January 5

Europe Gets the Pikachu-Zapped 3DS XL This December

Biggest Doujinshi Event "Comic Market" Received Threat Letter

Out of Print "Cowboy Bebop" Soundtracks Reissued

Marvelous Asks If You Want "Half-Minute Hero 2" in the West

Now You Can Buy "Dead or Alive 5" Collector's Edition Swimsuits

"Shonen Sunday" Teases Blitz of Anime Adaptations

Theme Park Namco Namja Town Offers "One Piece" Dishes

BioWare's Reaction to "Mass Effect 2" in "Black Ops 2" PC Copies

"Hyouka" Investigates the Mystery of Rice Promotion

Senran Kagura's Scandalous Ninja Go Mobile

Feast Your Eyes on Japan's "Fire Emblem: Awakening" Art Book

Capcom Promises More "Mega Man" on Consoles and Portables

Barista Tweets Fabulous Anime Inspired Latte Art

First "Chihayafuru 2" Anime Art and Cast News

"Digimon Season 2" DVD Box Set Scheduled

A Fan Art Celebration of Crunchyroll Catalog Classic "Code Geass"

"PlayStation All-Stars" Brawler Adds "Gravity Rush" Heroine as DLC

"Pokédex" Makes Its Way to iOS in Japan

Happy 60th Birthday to Nintendo Legend Shigeru Miyamoto!

Bizarre Hello Kitty Plush Transforms into Cooked Turkey

"Time" Magazine Lists off the 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time




Weekly Pixiv Prime - Counting Time Between Pocky Day and Evangelion 3.0

Romantic Comedy Anime "Oniai" Exhibition in Otaroad

November 13th is Cosplay Appreciation Day~!

Fanart Friday, Happy Derpday Edition

"Gunhed" Model Kits Attack Kotobukiya's Akihabara Store!

"Call of Duty: Black Ops II" Review



"DmC Devil May Cry" DLC Gives Vergil His Very Own Chapter

Cooking "One Piece" Style

TV Anime "Total Eclipse" New OP&ED PV Posted

"InuYasha Final Act" Home Video Set 1 Trailer

France and Japan Team Up to Create Mind-Controlled Robot!

Vocaloid China Project Anime PV 5th&Final Episode

Eva 3.0 Promo Declares "It's Not Anime, It's Evangelion!"

Hikaru Utada Returns for "Evangelion 3.0" Theme



Castlevania: Hymn of Blood web series bares its fangs [Destructoid]

Quantum Conundrum free with PS Plus [Joystiq]

Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden sequel happening [Destructoid]

These Downloadable eShop Games Will Be Available On Wii U Launch Day [Siliconera]

New Live-Action GTO Gets New Years Special [ANN]


As always, thanks for tuning in to CrunchyNews and hanging out with us this week. Let your voice be heard if you have any suggestions, or just general comments for us!



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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