Japan Censoring Call Of Duty's Blown Off Body Parts

In The Land of the Rising Sun, there are two versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops. One is subtitled. One is dubbed. Both do not have have blown-off body parts.

The game has been slapped with a CERO Z rating, which is the Japanese equivalent of an Adults Only rating. However, unlike AO, Japanese retailers will carry Z-rated games.

In the wake of the brouhaha over the Japanese release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the game's Japanese publisher (Square Enix) is release two versions of the game. One is subtitled. One is dubbed.

On the game's Japanese site, Square Enix notes that the Japanese rating authorities have been an influencing force, and the Japanese language version (the dubbed version) has been edited in regards to "brutal or grotesque portrayal" of limbs being blown off.

Square Enix points out that there is no difference between the dubbed and the subtitled version of the game.

コール オブ デューティ ブラックオプス「海外版との仕様の違いについて」 [Square Enix Extreme Edges]


    Compared to Japanese horrow films and some anime, this probably tame.

    At first I was "wtf", then I saw it was Square Enix, pioneers of not including subs and dubs on the same disc. Seriously, wtf.

    Does that mean this will be the most violent Call of Duty game in the series?

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