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Release This:  Assassin's Creed III  premieres at retail

Release This: Assassin's Creed III premieres at retail

October 29, 2012 | By Danny Cowan




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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