So after seeing all of the people on here wondering the same thing that I was, I decided to email FFG as follows:
"Thank you for the information. I have now preordered through a local retailer.
However, there appears to be no word on a possible release date for this game on any website, including your own. You have the release date shown as "Q2 2012". It strikes me that Q2 ends in June, yet no further update is visible and your own timescales shown make this appear impossible (by your own scale it takes around 6-8 weeks after being "at the printer")
You may have seen on the forums section of your website that a large number of fans and customers have been asking this question for a number of months (but with no reply given). This has lead some customers on your forums to feel fairly ignored.
As such I thought I would query this directly with yourselves. I understand that you cannot be specific with dates etc, but any update would be incredibly well recieved. Then perhaps I/ you could inform the scores of people asking the same question on your forums?"
Below is their reply:
"Thanks for your input and your enthusiasm for X Wing!
X Wing is being moved to the third quarter and the upcoming page should be updated over the next couple of business days.
The team member that normally keeps it updated has been out of the office and has not been able to keep it updated. That issue will be corrected over the next couple of business days. We are sorry over any confusion that has happened due to this.
As always. If you have any more questions feel free to ask us!"
So… September potentially? It would have been nice if they had updated it or kept the forum informed without my "help me ffg, you're my only hope", but at least its some news right? (even if it is now months until I have this game )