Information has surfaced further clarifying the mechanics of the Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII battle system. It was previously reported that three reels appear in the left-hand corner of the screen during battle, each with the portrait of a character known to Zack. These reels are not controlled by the player, but represent HP, MP, and AP and may give Zack bonuses in one of these three categories depending on what turns up. If the reels line up in certain combinations, the screen will change into a larger slot machine which the player can control. Three of a kind on the slot machine will result in Limit Breaks.
There is also information on two more cast members of Crisis Core: Angeal and Genesis. Genesis is a mysterious character about whom little is known other than the fact that he had hidden scenes in Dirge of Cerberus, which can be viewed by players meeting certain conditions. Angeal is Zack's friend and notable as the original owner of the Buster Sword. Both are members of SOLDIER.