It sounds like it's mostly a compromise to push back the release so they have a little more time without moving it a whole year back.
If they come anywhere close to the originals (i.e. don't suck as much ass as the prequels) the release date means nothing.
6/28 Meh-hem Fest
7/9-7/16 Van Halen :|
7/25 Alice in Chains?