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33 new Final Fantasy 14 Gold Saucer screenshots rekindle memories of Final Fantasy 7

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Square Enix has released 33 new screenshots of the Manderville Gold Saucer theme park, due to be added to massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn with next week's patch 2.51.

The screenshots show off the Gold Saucer itself, Chocobo racing and raising and the Triple Triad card game. The entire thing rekindle memories of seminal JRPG Final Fantasy 7, which had a Gold Saucer of its own.

As mentioned, the Gold Saucer has that great Final Fantasy staple Chocobo racing, the card game Triple Triad, the Cactpot mini-game, and loads of mini-attractions. While in the Gold Saucer, Gold Saucer Active Time Events, or GATEs, may trigger.

(Of note, Square Enix stressed there is no real money involved in the Gold Saucer. You spend and earn Manderville Gold Saucer Points.)