Shin Megami Tensei – The Roleplaying Game Coming West from LionWing and ATLUS

A journey 20 years in the making, pre-orders for the first officially localized English language edition kick off today

Cincinnati, Ohio (March 12, 2024) – Exciting news for all gaming enthusiasts out there! LionWing, the leading publisher of localized Japanese tabletop roleplaying games, in partnership with ATLUS, today announced that Shin Megami Tensei – The Roleplaying Game: Tokyo Conception is receiving an official professionally localized western release later this fall with open pre-orders starting today!

This highly-anticipated tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG) adaptation faithfully recreates the essence of the iconic video game series, delivering an immersive experience with familiar spells, characters, demons, and the iconic Vortex World. The release is sure to captivate fans and newcomers alike!

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Shin Megami Tensei – The Roleplaying Game: Tokyo Conception is a deep yet accessible TTRPG for 3-5 players + 1 Game Master that perfectly captures themes of the original Shin Megami Tensei™ video game series, allowing players to wield familiar spells such as Agi and Megido against legendary demons like Jack Frost, Metatron, and the Moirae Sisters. Tokyo Conception further preserves the franchise’s essence by incorporating staple elements such as demon negotiation, the Affinity system, and punishing status ailments like Poison and Stun while also introducing more typical TTRPG mechanics such as critical hits, fumbles, and exploding dice, to ensure encounters are both challenging and rewarding.


●     EXQUISITE WORLD DETAIL – Tokyo Conception is based on the world of Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne™. The game designers have recreated every region with great attention to detail. The book offers nearly 100 pages of stats for every demon, including bosses like Ahriman, Baal Avatar, Noah, and Kagutsuchi itself, and plenty of seeds for brand-new adventures.

●     A BOOK SUITABLE FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS – For video game enthusiasts who enjoy Japanese RPGs and are interested in exploring the world of tabletop roleplaying games, Tokyo Conception is an excellent starting point, as no prior knowledge of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise is needed to enjoy the game. For existing and seasoned TTPRG enthusiasts, Tokyo Conception contains plenty of familiar gameplay features, compelling pre-made scenarios, engaging mechanics, and a deep character advancement system that can be played over days, weeks, months, or longer!

●     CLASSES AND PROGRESSION – In Tokyo Conception, players start out by choosing one of three character classes: Human, Fiend, or Demon, with each class possessing its own unique strengths and weaknesses.

●     FACTION DYNAMICS – While a lot of Tokyo Conception deals with fighting demons, it definitely doesn’t stop there. Kagutsuchi still burns brightly in the middle of the Vortex World, and it awaits to judge those who would offer their Reason as the basis for the new world. Will players support one of the three existing factions? Help the manikins develop their own Reason? Or will they use the robust faction rules to establish their very own? The choice is theirs… if they have the will.

●     DEMON NEGOTIATION – Similar to the video game series, players must carefully navigate Tokyo Conception’s Talk Flowchart and use an array of talk skills to engage in conversation and negotiate with demons to earn items, gems, or even acquire their Demon Cards. Make a wrong move, though, and the demon may attack or even flee entirely!

“We feel privileged to collaborate with ATLUS on such a prestigious franchise,” said Bradly Halestorm, CEO and President of LionWing. “Tokyo Conception was initially released in Japan in 2004 and received positive reviews and saw strong sales. However, it remained inaccessible to Western audiences for almost two decades. This has been a 20-year journey for the game, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with the rest of the world.”


Shin Megami Tensei – The Roleplaying Game: Tokyo Conception was designed and written by famed Japanese TTRPG author, Yusuke Tokita. The author of every core rulebook and many supplements of the Shin Megami Tensei TTRPG line, Tokita has written original TTRPGs through some of Japan’s largest media and tabletop games companies and has also served as the principal translator on many high-profile Japanese releases of famed Western TTRPGs. With decades of experience in tabletop game design, Tokita has honed his craft and has developed a unique design style that is evident in the pages of Shin Megami Tensei – The Roleplaying Game: Tokyo Conception, making it a must-play for fans of the genre and an absolute testament to his unparalleled skill and creativity.

Adventurers seeking more information on Shin Megami Tensei – The Roleplaying Game: Tokyo Conception, can visit the “News” section on, join the LionWing Discord server to interact directly with the team, and follow along on X @LWingPublishing.

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ATLUS delivers unforgettable, story-driven gameplay experiences to enthusiastic and dedicated fans around the globe. Established in 1986, ATLUS features a portfolio of beloved and long running game series including PERSONA™, which has sold over 17 million units worldwide, and the legendary SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI. ATLUS games are published in the west by SEGA of America, Inc. with its principal office in Irvine, California. Learn more about ATLUS at

About LionWing

LionWing is a highly specialized localization and publishing company committed to bringing captivating and imaginative Japanese tabletop roleplaying games to the global audience. Founded in 2018, the company’s keen focus on quality and authenticity has made it a leader in the tabletop localization industry, bringing expertly translated and highly sought-after TTRPGs from Japan to the English-speaking market. Their upcoming release of Shin Megami Tensei – The Roleplaying Game: Tokyo Conception will mark the company’s fifth TTRPG and twelfth overall product release.

LionWing believes that TTRPGs should be accessible to everyone, regardless of language barriers. Their team of professional translators, editors, and designers work tirelessly to ensure that each game is accurately translated and beautifully presented.

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