99% of the time when there's a review embargo, it's because a game is a massive flop and the studio knows it ahead of time.
This concern me:
Now after doing some more research, the 'collectors edition' is not exclusive or limited, it's a worldwide release that every country gets.
Review embargo's mean jack shit. From Software deserves leeway given their stellar track record in the past. Also, this could be Activision saying "nah you don't get early copies", which doesn't surprise me at all.
You are also the same person who has been negative on this game the entire thread. From the photos of the CE and stating that you will file a lawsuit (LOL) to the game not having early reviews. If you are that concerned, wait for an unboxing and review of the game and then buy it. Now I see you are having Gamestop website issues too lol. IT NEVER ENDS.