thankyou for confirmation from German speaking fans.
Not sure... of course Nintendo Europe may be handling things differently?
I have had this argument time and time again. I KNOW business wise there is a purpose for international aspects of the company not to be aware of what the other is doing or releasing (even from an internal POV too), but I honestly think in a time where you have international fans talking together, updating each other, informing etc etc, your PR group should be up to speed.
Plausible deniability can make you look really... uniformed about your own product. Which I feel is worse. ( aka Everything that went on with FFIV)