Assassin's Creed delayed in Australia and New Zealand

Assassin's Creed's retail launch pushed back down under due to "manufacturing and freight difficulties."

Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft's highly anticipated third-person historical action title, has had its retail launch in Australia and New Zealand pushed back one week. Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions were slated to go on sale this Thursday, but the game will now go on sale on Wednesday, November 21, Australia-wide.

The delay will impact only Australian and New Zealand gamers, with the game set to launch in North America on November 13 as planned.

In a statement sent to Australian retailers, Ubisoft blamed seasonal issues for the delay.

"Due to manufacturing and freight difficulties during this time of year, Ubisoft Australia & New Zealand were unable to receive their full allocation of Assassins Creed stock required to fulfill all Day One orders," the statement said.

"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."

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198 comments
strider1979
strider1979

How long till Assassins Creed is out for the Pc?

mrmarshmellow
mrmarshmellow

Heard this game might have quite a few glitches still in it, not confermed, just a heads up.

EZy_EZ
EZy_EZ

y make such a big hu- haa...? its juz delayed.. not banned..

spencdiamonds
spencdiamonds

LOL I HAVE ASSASSINS CREED AND NO ONE ELSE DOES LOL

hackologue
hackologue

Yeah, I live in aus, and i got really angry at this, but it kinda works out better for me because it comes out the day I finish school :)

StillWingless
StillWingless

...so why not just release anyway? The tight allocation will potentially only increase demand, giving time for word-of-mouth, which is often more trusted and acted upon, to stimulate a strengthened interest in the game? At the same time, they'll be able to keep from being smooshed in with Mass Effect, Haze, and Rock Band next week. While none of those are really big threats to the title, customers will still have to potentially reconsider where their money is going... ...and that's never a good thing in business.

MR_happy2
MR_happy2

this is F*&*&%G S&^$ ubisoft are useless you'd think they would have have planned ahead to compinsait for this there all just a bunch of useless IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lamprey263
lamprey263

maybe they're shifting through the data to make sure the word "spaz" doesn't show up in the game :P

snipe2004
snipe2004

this game is really getting mixed reviews. gamers better do your homework

bashmentkid
bashmentkid

Sonybru - well if you are in the bronx all you have to worry about is alqeida blowing up your shop, or perhaps getting robbed on the way home from the store, seeing as this is affecting AUSTRALIA, not AMERICA. Y'see when reading words in English, its important to take note of all the letters in the words, not just the first and last ones. sometimes its the letters between first and last that are the most important. Dumbass.

sonybru
sonybru

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sonybru

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sonybru
sonybru

Sh#t! I'm in the Bronx, NY and I can't get it 'til tomorrow. WTF?! I was anticipating on playing this TODAY!!! I'm a sensitive shopper, if I don't get this tomorrow, those funds are going to Mass Effect!

PS3gamer123
PS3gamer123

omg assassins creed comes out on friday in england! can`t wait!

PS3gamer123
PS3gamer123

omg assassins creed comes out on friday in england! can`t wait!

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

spartan_lord, under-developed countries do have electricity, in case you don't know, Brazil is one of them.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

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drangel_jam
drangel_jam

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drangel_jam
drangel_jam

mixed reviews. proceed with caution!

BxBadBoy69
BxBadBoy69

The game is delayed another day in New York too..WTF!!!!!! Now have to wait till wednesday.grrrr!!!!

navid_69
navid_69

haha i live in the middle east and we already got the game for all consoles. Ironic.

spartan_lord
spartan_lord

yes jmartin1016 we do have electricity were not a third world country. Don't make stupid coments. and wtf people asking where its effecting:S noobs

spartan_lord
spartan_lord

yes jmartin1016 we do have electricity were not a third world country. Don't make stupid coments. and wtf people asking where its effecting:S noobs

samremnant
samremnant

this sucks major! i preordered this game and worked hard to earn the cash for it and they go and delay it. how great is that(note sarcasm)

lord-of-gamers
lord-of-gamers

why is everyone asking whether this is for the US or EU too? i mean read the article people! it says "The delay will impact only Australian and New Zealand gamers"

jmartin1016
jmartin1016

They have electricity in New Zealand?!

BigDaddy973
BigDaddy973

It best not be delayed here state side! i will be pissed!

BigDaddy973
BigDaddy973

It best not be delayed here state side! i will be pissed!

riceboyzz
riceboyzz

striker131 I really dont get this game. The reviews are mixed and I still dont get what this game is about. Sounds like a lot of hype for nothing. what do u mean mixed reviews, it got two really good reviews from GT and GI, so I don't know what your talking about, besides finally there are games that are not fps.

riceboyzz
riceboyzz

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riceboyzz

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PolkaStripe
PolkaStripe

This better not affect UK release date.

Acronomic
Acronomic

Why doesn't this say anything about the European date? I get my copy tomorrow, so I guess it's on track for 14th/15th.

PolkaStripe
PolkaStripe

This better not affect UK release date.

link631
link631

aha its ok we have it

link631
link631

aha its ok we have it

centrix1985
centrix1985

does that mean the uk release date has bin pushed back aswell because ive had it on pre order like 6 months now

Shinkada
Shinkada

"striker131 I really dont get this game. The reviews are mixed and I still dont get what this game is about. Sounds like a lot of hype for nothing." Have you actually looked at the game? You don't get what it's about. So you can't say it's a lot of hype for nothing. If you're not a fan of either Prince of Persia or Freerunning then you likely won't have much to get from the game other than a standard Assassin fare.

striker131
striker131

I really dont get this game. The reviews are mixed and I still dont get what this game is about. Sounds like a lot of hype for nothing.

striker131
striker131

I really dont get this game. The reviews are mixed and I still dont get what this game is about. Sounds like a lot of hype for nothing.

ReDeYeRaver
ReDeYeRaver

They should stop saying a launch date in "North America"...games are almost always a day or two late to delivery in Canada...which is pretty rediculous considering so many of the games coming out of Ubisoft, EA and more recently Eidos and A2M are built in Montreal...Canada. I have to wait until Thursday to play!

vaejas
vaejas

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DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

Ok gamespot's got to stop this double+ posting going on here or people need to stop hitting the submit button. WE DON'T CARE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY SO BADLY JUST PRESS IT ONCE AND BE DONE!

Gribb85
Gribb85

No vaejas you can't.

vaejas
vaejas

Can I quadruple-post on a story that doesn't affect me in the slightest too?