Assassin’s Creed III is out for the Xbox360 and PS3 this week.  It will also be available for the new WiiU console when that launches on November 18th.  (Trailer(M)

–Here’s what you need to know . . .

. . . This game moves the action to the Revolutionary War, and your assassin interacts with historical figures like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Paul Revere

. . . You still play as Desmond, but your historical ancestor is now a half-breed Indian whose known as Conner whenever he’s among the palefaces.

. . . New game features include hunting, captaining your own ship, and using new weapons like a tomahawk and a rope-dart.

. . . Even though this is titled “Assassin’s Creed III”, it’s actually the FIFTH game in the series.  That’s because “AC2” was essentially a self-contained trilogy that spawned the spin-off games “AC: Brotherhood” and “AC: Revelations”.

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Wreck-It Ralph is a Nintendo game for the Wii, 3DS, and DS.  You play as Ralph and one other character from the movie.  Ralph destroys obstacles and Fix-It-Felix repairs them with his hammer.  The movie hits theaters this Friday.  (Trailer(E)

Marvel’s The Avengers: Battle For Earth is a Kinect fighting game.  You use the system’s motion sensing features to take control of 20 classic Marvel characters like The Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Spider-Man. (Trailer(T)

WWE ’13 is a rasslin’ game for Xbox360, PS3, and Wii.  This year’s version has a new single-player mode focused on the Attitude Era where you control 8 superstars who dominated during that time, including Stone Cold Steve Austin.  (Trailer(T)

Need for Speed Most Wanted is a racing game on Xbox360, PS3, and PC.  (Trailer(E10+)

Transformers Prime . . . on Wii, 3DS, and DS.  Play as 11 different transformers including Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, in single and multiplayer modes.  (Trailer(E10+)

Nike+ Kinect Training is a fitness game that requires the Kinect.  Every four weeks your progress in strength, endurance, and overall fitness level is compared to athletes, celebrities and the Nike+ community to see how you measure up.  (Trailer(E)

Sports Champions 2 is a PS3-exclusive that requires the PlayStation Move.  New sports for the sequel include boxing, golf, bowling, skiing, and tennis.  (Trailer(E10+)

–The handheld versions of LEGO The Lord of the Rings on 3DS, DS, and Vita are available two weeks before normal consoles on November 13th.  (Trailer(E10+)