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The Bouncer is a 2000 beat-em-up video game for the PlayStation 2 co-developed by Square Enix and DreamFactory.
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The game was released in late 2000 in Japan, in early 2001 in North America, and in the summer of 2001 in Europe. The game features character designs by Tetsuya Nomura.
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Square Enix was known as Square (in the case of the international branding, Squaresoft) at the time of the game's development and release. The Bouncer was Square Enix's first game released internationally on the PlayStation 2.
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In this game, you control one of the three bouncers in the fictional city of Edge on a rescue mission to save their young friend Dominique Cross from the Mikado Group.
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The game is structured like a "playable action movie," with the plot unfolding differently depending on which character the player chooses for specific gameplay sequences.
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The three bouncers are Sion Barzahd, Kou Leifoh, and Volt Kruger. The fans were right that Sora, the main character of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, resembles Sion, the game's protagonist.
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thread 7/9
Pence from the second and third Kingdom Hears games wears a black and white shirt (red basketball jersey over a white shirt in the case of Kingdom Hearts 2) that reads "Dog Street" on it.
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thread 8/9
The game contains several vocal themes, including the original Japanese ending song "Forevermore" ("Owaranaimono"), performed by Reiko Noda, and the English-language theme song "Love Is the Gift", performed by Shanice Wilson.
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thread 9/9
The PlayStation 2 game was met with poor sales and mixed reviews, and therefore it is a commercial failure. It can be found on eBay and sold at (relatively) reasonable prices.
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