Fire Emblem: Awakening is the first title in the series to come out for the 3DS and it's being released in North America on February 4th (in about 3 weeks). It was designed to be a good entry point for people who've never played any Fire Emblem before, and I've heard some really good things about it. I decided to post this thread in Kawaii because a) it's Japanese b) it's got dating elements c) I wanted to bring it to the attention of people who might not otherwise know about it. The game is a strategy-RPG (you control multiple units on a grid-like battlefield). The dating elements come in when you position two units of the opposite gender next to each other in battle. This strengthens their bond and eventually those two characters will marry (you get to see mini-events of them interacting with each other). You can do this with (almost) any two characters, including your custom-created protagonist, meaning that you can ship anyone you want (no same-sex marriage, unfortunately). Here's a demonstration of the battle system. There's also a class-switching mechanic. Most units are restricted to a handful of classes, but your protagonist can change to any class you wish (probably gonna go Pegasus Knight on my first game). As for the plot, here's a very barebones summary from Wikipedia to avoid spoilers. The voice track is dual-audio, so you can switch between the Japanese and English voices. Nintendo recently released a video which compares the english opening sequence with the japanese one (blue-haired dude is Prince Chrom, by the way. The blonde is Lissa, his sister). The cutscene is in first-person from the perspective of the protagonist.