I was having such a hard time pre-ordering the game that I went to my local store and they told me something very similar: that the release date is so far away that the system isn't even registering that it's available (locally, I guess) and that I should try closer to the release date. They tried to look up the game too and also received a flat out denial from the system concerning pre-orders- they were surprised and said that that doesn't usually happen. One employee said that they don't even have advertising swag (security gate covers, etc) yet, so it's too early. I don't understand what that means when others have already pre-ordered theirs, but that was my experience at any rate. You could always just try pre-ordering at your local store- can't hurt to try!