The recent Call of Duty games, published by Square Enix in Japan, have done reasonably well in terms of sales, with Modern Warfare 2 selling around 178,000 copies during the week of its debut. For a first-person shooter, that’s fantastic.
Now, Square are preparing a real treat for their Call of Duty fanbase. For Call of Duty: Black Ops, Square Enix are going to release two versions of the game — one with English voices and Japanese subtitles, and the other fully dubbed in Japanese.
The subtitled version will hit the market first on November 18th. The dubbed version will follow a month later on December 16th. Square revealed on their Call of Duty: Black Ops blog — yes, such a thing exists — that, in to a poll they conducted, 60% of participants voted for subtitles while 40% preferred a full dub.
Interestingly, Spike conducted a similar poll on a much larger scale last year. You can view the results here.