That’s right, friends. Last year’s Banner of the Maid by Azure Flame Studio, the tactical RPG featuring a waifu  Napoleon we didn’t know we wanted, has just released it’s first DLC with The Oriental Pirate.

For those of you who may not have played it, Banner of the Maid is a tactical RPG set during a fantasy version of the French Revolution where you assume the role of Pauline Bonaparte as she leads an army through the war. The Oriental Pirate adds Mu Zhiyun to the mix, a pirate from the Orient serving under Ching Shih, a historical Chinese pirate leader during the Qing dynasty. Mu Zhiyun has just arrived in Europe and has her a secret agenda to carry out.



The Oriental Pirate is out now on Steam for $4.99 USD. Banner of the Maid is, of course, also available for $16.99 USD. Checkout the press release below for more information:


After announcing its console release later in 2020, developer Azure Flame Studio is proud to show Banner of the Maid‘s trailer for its first DLC, The Oriental Pirate. Meet Mu Zhiyun, an oriental pirate serving under Ching Shih who just arrived in Europe with a secret agenda. The Oriental Pirate is Banner of the Maid‘s first DLC and it is available now on Steam for €4,29/$4.99/£3.99.

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. 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.

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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…

After a successful release in China in May 2019, with a user approval rate of 89% on Steam, Banner of the Maid finally arrives on Western markets fully localized to English.


  • Live an epic story of war and politics in an alternate French Revolution
  • Fight iconic turn-based battles in more than 30 different dynamic environments
  • 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
  • Train your generals to improve their abilities. More than 30 characters with different backgrounds and skills are available for you to command!
  • Talk to your allies to win their trust and understand their hearts, and you will be unstoppable in battle!
Aaron Evangelisti
Aaron is a lifelong video games enthusiast who's been playing since the days of the NES. He enjoys just about all types of games from RPGs, to platformers, to strategy. He also fancies himself a bit of a writer so writing about video games makes sense, right?