The release of Fire Emblem: Awakening is getting ever closer in Japan, with European gamers awaiting further clarification on the 'summer 2012' window and North American compatriots eagerly hoping for any news. Now that it's almost arrived in Nintendo's homeland the title has been the subject of an Iwata Asks column, which has teased out some details.

As reported by Andriasang, the column focused on the character to character interactions and relationship development, and how these factors can influence Dual and Double systems in battle. Nintendo has also released a new trailer that shows these mechanics in action, as well as a glimpse of the marriage feature. With married couples able have children that grow up as allies in battle, it seems that getting out some candles and loving up your units could be an important tactic.