Best Buy has sent out an email to consumers who pre-ordered Assassin’s Creed III on Wii U to inform them that the game has been delayed. According to the email, the new release date is is 12/31/2012, or New Year’s Eve. We do not have any confirmation of an official delay from Nintendo or Ubisoft, nor do we know if any other retailers are claiming a delay. If this is true, it’s pretty rough news for Nintendo. I find it a little hard to believe that they would release the game immediately after Christmas, as Nintendo knows very well how important the holiday season is. Hopefully this is just a misunderstanding that will be fixed soon. Jump inside to see the email.