One of the games that really struck a chord with the PC gaming audience is the Chinese turn-based strategy game from CE-Asia and Azure Flame Studio called Banner of the Maid. The game is an alternate history war sim with gorgeous art and compelling characters. It instantly caught the attention of a lot of gamers when it first appeared on Steam back in May, but in the same way that gamers were enamored with the art and gameplay, they were also disappointed to find that it had no English support. Well, the developers have been getting peppered with constant requests for an English translation, and they’ve acknowledged it’s coming… “soon’ish”.
The revelation was made on May 31st, 2019, just days after Banner of the Maid launched on Steam. Steam user Fantoche Dreemurr asked the developers about an English translation or localization patch, and a member of Azure Flame Studio going by the handle of The Holy Maiden War Banner Group, responded saying…
“Thanks for inquiring about the English version of Banner of the Maid, we are totally flattered!
“As for now, we are busy fixing bugs and adjusting various user-experience related stuff, but rest assured that the English localization is definitely happening very soon(ish)! We’ll share the follow-up information as soon as we can.”
So there you have it. Banner of the Maid will be getting an English translation.
If you’re curious what all the fuss is about and why so many gamers have been asking for additional language support, you can check out a half-hour video below from Simple Combo showcasing some of the mechanics and battle systems of the game.
At the moment the game is only available in simplified and traditional Chinese. The developers have been mostly focusing on optimizing the game and improving stability and playability before focusing on translations. It makes sense given that if you fix the game up while working on it in your native language it means there’s less to tweak and bug-hunt when you translate it into other languages.
Since release they’ve been steadily rolling out new patches to address a wide array of issues, with both quality of life features and gameplay mechanics being tweaked with the most recent patch that dropped on June 5th, 2019.
So far the people who have played the game have given it mostly glowing reviews. If you’re interested in learning more about the historical strategy game filled with fetching waifus, you can do so by paying a visit to the Steam store where Banner of the Maid is available for $16.99.
(Thanks for the news tip Hiecchi)