Thanks to a trusted retail source that wishes to remain anonymous, we’ve been given some details on upcoming video game products.

First up is the Wii U release date of November 18th that has been floating around the internet for the past few days. The same date was mentioned by our source as the one to keep an eye on. Jason Evanghelo over at Forbes gave some good reasons as to why that date would work, noting that it falls after Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Halo 4 while still releasing just in time for Black Friday. There’s also the fact that the Gamecube released on November 18th and the Wii on November 19th, thus fitting Nintendo’s modus operandi. Nintendo has kept quiet about the whole affair, many suspecting that their September 13th event will be the place where they officially announce the details of the system.

The second detail was that the highest tier edition of CoD: BlOps 2 will have a remote-controlled plane of some sort and come in a large, black box. This was confirmed as I wrote this, with Activision sending out a press release that elaborates on the different packages to be sold; the plane being a remote-controlled helicopter.

Lastly, the PS3 version of Assassin’s Creed III will have an extra mission that has George Washington tasking players to take down famous turncoat, Benedict Arnold. Though AC III is a multi-platform game, you’ll remember that Sony’s press conference during this year’s E3 featured the game heavily and included the announcement of an exclusive game for the PlayStation Vita. It’s not surprising that Sony would continue to push hard in an attempt to make the PS3 the console consumers choose on which to play this series.