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Release This: Assassin's Creed III premieres at retail

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Assassin's Creed III, WWE '13, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and Zone of the Enders HD Collection to retailers in North America.
Gamasutra's regular round-up of worldwide video game releases, "Release This!", takes a look at every game title we know to be shipping to stores this week, in a custom compiled list. This week brings Assassin's Creed III, WWE '13, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and Zone of the Enders HD Collection to retailers in North America. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending November 3rd, 2012. Games Released in the United States: Ubisoft's Revolutionary War-era action-adventure game Assassin's Creed III ships for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this week, with PC and Wii U ports to follow next month. A unique PlayStation Vita spinoff title, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation will also premiere this week. Other major retail releases hitting store shelves this week include Criterion's sandbox racing game Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Konami's Zone of the Enders HD Collection, and the first 3DS entry in Level-5's Professor Layton series, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. Nintendo Wii: - Outdoors Unlimited - Transformers Prime: The Game - Wreck-It Ralph - WWE '13 Xbox 360: - Assassin's Creed III - Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth - Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game - Nike+ Kinect Training - Outdoors Unlimited - Pool Nation (Xbox Live Arcade) - Rockstar Games Collection: Edition 1 - Toy Story Mania! - WWE '13 - Zone of the Enders HD Collection PlayStation 3: - Assassin's Creed III - Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game - Okami HD (PlayStation Network) - Outdoors Unlimited - Rockstar Games Collection: Edition 1 - Serious Sam 3: BFE (PlayStation Network) - Sports Champions 2 - Toy Story Mania! - WWE '13 - Zone of the Enders HD Collection Nintendo 3DS: - 1953 - KGB Unleashed - 2 Fast 4 Gnomz (3DS eShop) - Bratz: Fashion Boutique - Hello Kitty Picnic - Junior Classic Games - Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park - Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask - Transformers Prime: The Game - The Trash Pack - Wreck-It Ralph Nintendo DS: - Bratz: Fashion Boutique - Lalaloopsy: Carnival of Friends - Lego The Lord of the Rings - Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park - Thundercats - Transformers Prime: The Game - The Trash Pack - Winx Club: Magical Fairy Party - Wreck-It Ralph PlayStation Vita: - Assassin's Creed III: Liberation - Lego The Lord of the Rings - Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game - Ragnarok Odyssey - Sixty Second Shooter Deluxe (PlayStation Network) PC: - 007 Legends - 1953 - KGB Unleashed - Cargo Commander - Clan of Champions - Dark Shadows - Army of Evil - Day One: Garry's Incident - Dungeon Gate - End of Nations - Guise of the Wolf - Guns of Icarus Online - Lego The Lord of the Rings - Montas - Natural Selection 2 - Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game - Outdoors Unlimited - Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Primal Carnage - Shadow of a Soul: Chapter 1 - War of the Immortals: Titan's Fury Games Released in Europe: Namco Bandai's Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection debuts in Europe this week, collecting the PlayStation 2-era fighting games Dragon Ball Z Budokai and Budokai 3. Also arriving are Sony's PlayStation Move minigame compilation Sports Champions 2 and THQ's wrestling franchise update WWE '13. Nintendo Wii: - Gummy Bears Golf - Heathcliff: The Fast & The Furriest - Ram Racing - WWE '13 Xbox 360: - Assassin's Creed III - Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition - Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 - Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection - Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game - Nike+ Kinect Training - WWE '13 PlayStation 3: - Assassin's Creed III - Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition - Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection - Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth - Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game - Sports Champions 2 - WWE '13 Nintendo 3DS: - Bowling Bonanza 3D - Puzzler World 2013 Nintendo DS: - Puzzler World 2013 - Ram Racing PlayStation Vita: - Assassin's Creed III: Liberation - Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game - Silent Hill: Book of Memories - Smart as... PC: - 007 Legends - Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition - Football Manager 2013 - Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game - Puzzler World 2013 - Sunset Games Released in Japan: While it will debut as a digital download in other regions, the upgraded, PlayStation-3 exclusive remake of Capcom's Okami will hit Japan this week as a retail release. Namco Bandai's anticipated Tales series sequel Tales of Xillia 2 will also arrive for the PlayStation 3 this week alongside Sega's Yakuza and Yakuza 2 compilation Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition Nintendo Wii: - Winning Eleven Play Maker 2013 Xbox 360: - Dead Island (Zombie of the Year Edition) - Medal of Honor: Warfighter - NBA 2K13 PlayStation 3: - Dead Island (Zombie of the Year Edition) - Medal of Honor: Warfighter - NBA 2K13 - Okami: Zekkeiban (HD Remaster) - Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition - Tales of Xillia 2 Nintendo 3DS: - World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 PlayStation Portable: - Koi wa Kousoku ni Shibararenai! - NBA 2K13 - World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013

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