Can you hear the gamers sing?

If, like me, you’ve ever watched Les Miserables and thought, “You know, this would be a lot better with fewer songs and more turn-based battles,” then CE-Asia and Azure Flame Studio are asking you to wait just one day* more. Their game Banner of the Maid—currently available for PC—has been announced for consoles.

Set during the French Revolution that will feature fantasy elements, Banner of the Maid is a strategy role-playing game that tells a complex story that pushes into an alternate reality with fantasy elements. You’ll play as Pauline Bonaparte, engaging in turn-based battles and political strategy. In addition to her military and diplomacy skills, Pauline also has the mysterious powers of a Maid.

In Banner of the Maid you will command the most iconic troops from the Revolution era in deep-turn based strategy combats with dynamic environments — more than 30 different terrains, including cities, plains, snowy mountains, etc. with environmental changes like snow or fog which will force you to be constantly on your toes, adapting your strategy to every situation. Your generals, over 30 fascinating characters including historical figures like Desaix, Murat and Lannes among others, will all have different backgrounds and skills that can be trained and improved with experience– but you will have to talk to them to discover their stories, gain their trust and understand their hearts if you want them to reach their true potential. You will also take part in challenges and quests to gain political favor, funds to improve your weaponry and supplies – but be careful, for your actions may tip the balance of power in Paris…

Banner of the Maid will also allow Switch gamers to:

  • Take part of the political vortex of Paris in a thrilling history of intrigues and glory
  • Complete quests and challenges to establish political connections, gain funds and secure supplies
  • Talk to your allies to win their trust and understand their hearts

The Nintendo Switch release of Banner of the Maid is currently planned for sometime “within 2020.” We’ll keep you posted, but you can currently get more details on the game at Steam, where the PC version currently enjoys 91% positive reviews.

* A reference joke that’s only accurate if you’re reading this announcement the day before release, which is currently planned for sometime in 2020.

[Update 7/10/20: Release is now scheduled for August 12, 2020.]