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Square Enix signs ePassporte for Final Fantasy XI payments

Publisher Square Enix has announced that it is to work with ePassporte on a co-promotional scheme which will allow players without credit cards to pay for Final Fantasy XI accounts and other Internet purchases.

The system revolves around ePassporte's prepaid Visa accounts, which allow re-loadable Visa accounts to be funded from bank transfers or credit cards - which essentially means that they can be used without fear of racking up debt, and can be issued to people who can't get, or don't want, a standard credit card.

The partnership with ePassporte will benefit Square Enix by allowing children and teenagers who don't have credit cards to subscribe to massively multiplayer title Final Fantasy XI, as well as to the company's other forthcoming massively multiplayer games.

"We are very excited about this co-promotional opportunity with Square Enix and we look forward to enhancing the online experience of Final Fantasy XI players all over Europe," commented ePassporte CEO Chris Mallick. "ePassporte provides players the ability to make Final Fantasy purchases over the Internet in a safe, seamless and secure manner."

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