The release date for Assassin's Creed has been up for debate for some time. First it was scheduled for release on the 15th of November, then it was delayed for one more day to the 16th.
Unfortunately the release of the game has slipped again, with Ubisoft confirming to PALGN today that the game is now set for release on the 21st of November. Looks like we'll have to endure another weekend without Altair.
This release date only affects Australian and New Zealand readers. The following statement has been offered by a Ubisoft spokesperson to retailers.
"Due to manufacturing and freight difficulties during this time of year, Ubisoft Australia & New Zealand were unable to receive their full allocation of Assassin's Creed stock required to fulfill all Day One orders.
"In an effort to treat all retailers and consumers fairly, Ubisoft will wait until the balance of stock is received in our warehouse before we ship the game. The new street date for Assassin's Creed on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be Wednesday 21st November. Please ensure that your stores are aware of this development so they can correctly answer any customer enquiries they may receive."
"Ubisoft sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this delay has caused to your staff and customers."