SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES ENHANCED SECURITY FOR PLAYERS VIA NEW SQUARE ENIX ACCOUNT SYSTEM

London (31st March, 2009)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announced the upcoming launch of the Square Enix Account System and Square Enix Security Token to be implemented in Europe, Japan and North America on 7th April, 2009. Offering additional account safeguards to players of their flagship MMO, FINAL FANTASY® 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 and£7.99 via the PlayOnline® 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 on 7th April, 2009, 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. The implementation of these new features is an extension of Square Enix’s commitment to continuous service for our customers.

Additionally, players who purchase a security token will also receive the brand new in-game bonus, the“Moogle Satchel”. The Moogle Satchel provides additional inventory space and benefits all characters on the PlayOnline account(s). The space provided by the Moogle Satchel is equal to the character’s Gobbie Bag capacity and can also expand along with it. In order to utilise the bonus, it will be necessary for the customer’s PlayOnline ID to be linked to a Square Enix Account.

1DSquare Enix Account

Registration Launch:@ - 7th April, 2009 (Tue)

Registration Location:@ - Square Enix website (*1)

Compatible Services (Initial):@ - FINAL FANTASY XI, PlayOnline.

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

2DSquare Enix Security Token

Release Date: - 7th April, 2009 (Tue).

Price: -€9.99 and£7.99 (Includes tax and shipping).

Where to Purchase: - Available for purchase via the PlayOnline Viewer.

Bonus with Purchase: - The“Moogle Satchel” will be included as an in-game bonus for FINAL FANTASY XI players who purchase a security token (*1). The“Moogle Satchel” will provide up to 80 additional inventory slots and can be accessed anywhere regardless of if the player is in their Mog House or out adventuring in Vana’diel® (*2).

*1@It is required for the PlayOnline ID to be linked to the Square Enix Account that has a security token associated.

*2@The space provided by the Moogle Satchel is equal to the character’s Gobbie Bag capacity.

For more information about FINAL FANTASY XI, please visit the official website: http://www.playonline.com/ff11eu.

About Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., 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® 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.

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in London. Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. PLAYONLINE and VANA’DIEL are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries.

Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England&Wales under the number 3679704 whose registered office is Castle House, 37-45 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LS.

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