Nintendo’s Iwata Asks feature has always been an interesting one, often providing fresh insight on upcoming Nintendo software weeks or months before release. Today on Nintendo’s Japanese version of the column (aptly titled “President Asks”), it was discussed how a pivotal theme in the upcoming Fire Emblem: Awakening will be vested in the romances that can occur between characters. There will be a marriage system wherein you can marry virtually any ally in the game, and proposal scenes have been prepared for the special occasion(s). Not only that, but the marriage mechanics will be tied into the game’s battle system. You will also be able to have children with your spouse, and they can become future allies in battle.
One last thing: another trailer for the game was dropped showing battle mechanics as well as some of the marriage system near the end. Enjoy!
Skip to 3:49 for the flirting and marriage bits.
Fire Emblem: Kakusei (“Kakusei” means “Awakening” in English) will be released in Japan later this month on April 19th. Nintendo has not announced a North American release date, but it is expected to do so in the near future, perhaps at E3.