Call of Duty: Black Ops? Chill out! Square Enix, the game's Japanese publisher, is localizing the game in two separate SKUs. According to the Call of Duty: Black Ops Japanese blog, the subtitled version will be released first on November 18, while the dubbed one -- featuring a "major voice cast" -- won't arrive until December 16.
The dual release comes as a result of a survey of Modern Warfare 2 buyers in Japan, which found a split among consumers (60 to 40 percent, favoring subtitles) when it came to language options. Both versions will carry the same ¥7,980 ($95) price.