Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision (Square Enix for Japan). It was released on November 13, 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows and on November 18, 2012 in North America, November 30, 2012 in Europe and Australia. Square-Enix released the game for the Japanese market on November 22, 2012 for a subbed version. A Japanese voice-dubbed version will be released separately on December 22, 2012, like how they did with Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 done in this fashion. But however, a Wii U port for the Japanese release, will only have a dubbed version.  for Wii U. Black Ops II is the ninth game in the Call of Duty franchise of video games and a sequel to the 2010 game Call of Duty: Black Ops. The game was launched at 16,000 stores worldwide at midnight on November 13, 2012.