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Square Enix Announces Enhanced Security For Players Via New Account System

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Square Enix, the makers of Final Fantasy XI MMO, has announced the new enhanced security for players that want that extra ammount of security for their accounts on both PlayOnline and Final Fantasy XI but for a price. The service also includes with purchase in-game bonus content. Yes, half of it is in Japanese. Here’s the release:

Encrypted Security Token Provides Additional Protection to FINAL FANTASY
XI Players

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2009) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square
Enix(r) interactive entertainment products in North America, today
announced the upcoming launch of the Square Enix Account System and Square
Enix Security Token in Japan, North America and Europe on April 6, 2009
PDT. Offering additional account safeguards to players of FINAL FANTASY(r)
XI, these new initiatives provide for a higher level of account security.
The new system will utilize the Square Enix Security Token, which will be
available to purchase for $9.99 via the PlayOnline(r) Viewer.

Creating a Square Enix Account is free and can be done by anyone via the
official Square Enix website. With this new system in place beginning
April 6, 2009 PDT, Square Enix Accounts will be compatible with FINAL
FANTASY XI and PlayOnline, as well as future online services.

After registering a Square Enix Account and purchasing the Square Enix
Security Token, players can then assign the token to their PlayOnline
ID(s). The token generates a unique password every time it is activated,
ensuring complete security. Implementation of these new features is an
extension of Square Enix$B!G(Js commitment to continuous service for our
customers.

Additionally, players who purchase a security token will also receive the
brand new in-game bonus, the $B!H(JMog Satchel.$B!I(J The $B!H(JMog
Satchel$B!I(provides additional inventory space and benefits all
characters on the PlayOnline account(s). The space provided by the
$B!H(JMog Satchel$B!I(J is equal to the character$B!G(Js Gobbiebag
capacity and can expand along with it. In order to utilize the bonus, it
will be necessary for the customer$B!G(Js PlayOnline ID to be linked to
a Square Enix Account.

1$B!%(J Square Enix Account

Registration Launch: $B!!(J April 6, 2009 (Mon)

Registration Location: $B!!(J Square Enix website

Compatible Services (Initial):$B!!(J FINAL FANTASY XI, PlayOnline

*1 Initially players can register via the FINAL FANTASY XI official website.

(Square Enix Security Token)

Release Date: April 6, 2009 (Mon)

Price: $9.99 (Includes tax and shipping)

Where to Purchase: Available for purchase via the PlayOnline Viewer

Bonus with Purchase: The $B!H(JMog Satchel$B!I(J will be included
as an in-game bonus for FINAL FANTASY XI players who purchase a security
token(*1). The $B!H(JMog Satchel$B!I(J will provide up to 80
additional inventory slots and can be accessed anywhere whether the player
is in the Mog House or out adventuring in Vana$B!G(Jdiel(J(r)(J. (*2)

*1$B!!(JIt is required for the PlayOnline ID to be linked to the Square
Enix Account that has a security token associated.

*2$B!!(JThe space provided by the Mog Satchel is equal to the
character$B!G(Js Gobbiebag capacity.

For more information about FINAL FANTASY XI, please visit the official
website: http://www.finalfantasyxi.com .

About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan,
develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including
interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America
and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan’s best-selling franchises –
FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON
QUEST(r), which has sold over 47 million units worldwide – under one roof.
Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital
entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of
creativity and innovation.

Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings
Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations
in North America, including development, localization, marketing and
publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be
found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com
.

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