The critically acclaimed bestseller in China, Banner of the Maid, has finally reached the shores of the Xbox One. It’s a JRPG with turn-based strategic gameplay and boasts a rather deep narrative full of fantastical elements. Interested? Then let’s find out more about Banner of the Maid!
Set in the 1790s, Banner of the Maid focuses on an alternate version of the French Revolution. First and foremost, it’s a compelling story comprised of intrigue, glory and fantasy. You see, the House of Bourbon is on the verge of collapse, and many different factions have begun to conspire against each other – everyone’s trying to take advantage of the current turmoil. The protagonist of this JRPG is a young officer named Pauline Bonaparte, who must lead her troops to victory, but also to tread carefully in these increasingly complicated political waters. She isn’t just a brilliant officer though, Pauline is also a Maid; one of the fabled women possessing mysterious powers capable of turning the tide of a battle.
You will have to complete different quests and challenges in order to establish your political connections, gather much-needed funds to improve your weaponry, and secure supplies. Make your alliances with extra care however, because your actions may gain you the favour of the very factions that are competing for power in Paris.
As for the gameplay itself, prepare to command the most iconic troops of the Revolution era through deep, turn-based strategy encounters that will put your tactical skills to the ultimate test. At your behest are the brave and sturdy Infantry soldiers to the power of the Artillery, the fast charges of the Cavalry and the cunning Skirmishers, among others. These battles will take place within a fascinating reimagination of the European battlegrounds of the time. To add an extra dimension to the conflict, the terrain and weather effects can be used to your advantage.
If you’re ready to turn the tide of the French Revolution alongside Napoleon’s little sister, march over to the Xbox Store where Banner of the Maid can be bought for £14.99. There’s also a bit of DLC available in the form of The Oriental Pirate (£4.29) and Miss Elisa’s Journal (FREE), which lengthens your play-time with five new challenges and five new stages, respectively. Now, go and claim victory!
Banner of the Maid is 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. A bestseller in China and acclaimed by thousands of fans for its strong gameplay and deep narrative, the game come to the Western markets fully localized to English. Meet more than 30 fascinating characters; the Revolution is a time for heroes: brilliant political minds, valiant generals, secret agents of the Royal Family, and even musicians with extraordinary talents populate France in its time of need. Meet and befriend (or fight against) historical characters such as Napoleon, Robespierre, Murat, and many more. More than 30 characters with different backgrounds and skills are available for you to command. Train your commanders to improve their special abilities, but also talk to them to win their trust and understand their hearts, and you will be an unstoppable force on the battlefield!