Looks like some European retailers are going out of their way to make this Fatal Frame IV situation even more confusing. One person has reported that they were able to put down a preorder for the game at their local Gamerush. As of right now, the retailer had the game listed for a May/June release date.
I’m thinking the preorder will end up being refunded. That is, unless NoE released a bold-faced lie. Thanks to MrBubbles for the heads up!