Thanks to Thierry for having investigated this. It appears as if the release date for the Canon EOS 70D isn’t clearly defined so far. Online seller report different dates for the release.
In France, online resellers FNAC and Boulanger still reports the 28th of August as release date, while Pixmania has the 8th of November as a candidate release date. Amazon France now has the 25th of October as release date.
To see my EOS 70D coverage click here.