That's what I figured, they can't afford to release after black Friday. At any rate, even less reasons to get a Wii U. I was actually thinking of buying Batman Arkham Asylum for it but now I'll probably just stick with the PC version. Hopefully, they release a GOTY edition on Steam some time between now and November. For Assassin's Creed III I might just buy a PS3, well not just Assassin's Creed III but for other games I've been meaning to play. Maybe I can get a deal on black Friday for it.
Off-tv play is also confirmed now. I wonder if this will be standard for all games or not? I can see myself using it though, and when I -am- using the TV, the map and touchscreen hotkeys will be a cool bonus.
The older games not being put on Wii U is a good thing. You guys won't start that online petition thing when the endings aren't what you dreamed up. You'll have a few months of build up to be destroyed as opposed to years!