The Oriental Pirate DLC announced for The Banner of the Maid
The strategy JRPG Banner of the Maid was released for consoles on August 12th, bringing its alternate take on the French Revolution to Switch gamers. Just about a month later, Azure Flame Studio will be making it even more “alternate” by releasing The Oriental Pirate DLC.
Available for purchase on September 15th, The Oriental Pirate will introduce a new character named Mu Zhiyun. She serves under Ching Shih—a real-life prostitute turned dreaded pirate leader turned business woman—and arrives in Europe with a secret agenda (as one would expect).
The DLC comes with a new story line, and also includes the ability to play as a couple of the villains from the game’s main campaign.
If you’re new to Banner of the Maid, it’s…
“… a mix of turn-based strategy and JRPG, set in an alternate French Revolution (late 18th to early 19th century) with fantasy elements and a unique anime art style. You play as the young officer Pauline Bonaparte, leading your troops to victory in turn-based dynamic battles – but also taking part in the complex political landscape of Paris, full of intrigues and conspiracies. But Pauline is more than just a brilliant officer – she is also a Maid, one of the fabled women with mysterious powers capable of turning the tide of a battle… A deep epic story full of twists, glory, and fantasy where the destiny of the Revolution lays in your hands.
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.
In our Banner of the Maid review, we awarded the game a 9/10, concluding that, “Its alternate take on the French Revolution provides a wonderful backdrop for some of the best strategic gameplay I’ve experienced since Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.”
Banner of the Maid is available now for $16.99 in the eShop. The Oriental Pirate DLC will be available September 15th for $4.99.