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Lionwing Reveals a Bunch of New Titles Including "Shin Megami Tensei"

Lionwing is a publisher that localizes some games from Asia and also produces some of their own content. Since I also read some videogame related sites, I saw a news blurb about them localizing a TTRPG based on the videogame Shin Megami Tensei. When I went to their site, I saw that they announced a bunch of stuff. Here's a brief rundown:

Shin Megami Tensei - The Roleplaying Game: Tokyo Conception Receiving Western Release from LionWing and ATLUS

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!

Japanese TTRPG, Wares Blade, Receiving English Localization and Remastering from LionWing Publishing in 2025

Cincinnati, Ohio (March 12, 2024) – LionWing is thrilled to announce that the beloved Japanese tabletop roleplaying game from the 80s and 90s, Wares Blade, is finally coming to the West in 2025 as part of LionWing’s retro-revival product line titled Legends of Japan.

Known for its unique blend of high-fantasy and science fiction, this swords & sorcery + mechs TTRPG was originally released in Japan in 1986 and went on to spawn a multimedia empire spanning nearly 50 pieces of media spread across TTRPG rulebooks and supplements, video games, soundtracks, audio dramas, and novels. Often considered part of the Big Three in Japan—that being the three most commercially successful TTRPGs of the 80s—Wares Blade is approaching its 40th anniversary, and the English release of the game will commemorate this special occasion.

Wares Blade is an old-school tabletop roleplaying game with heavy “crunch” thanks to its wargame-style combat and a 2d10+4 system and strikes a nice balance between introducing fresh features and mechanics while still adhering to many of the conventions of its time. LionWing is publishing the Wares Blade Renewal book, which was first released in 1994 and served as the definitive edition of the game, incorporating all of the rules tweaks, errata, and data that had been scattered across various releases from 1986 through 1994.

Kradia returns with an updated & upgraded version of the original Wild Hunt Festival and a new standalone expansion

Cincinnati, Ohio (March 12, 2024) – LionWing is excited to announce that the hit JRPG board game, Kradia: Wild Hunt Festival, is back with a brand-new, fully-featured standalone expansion called Wild Hunt Festival: Dankai Survey Brigade, as well as an updated and upgraded version of the original Wild Hunt Festival titled Wild Hunt Festival: Anniversary Edition.

Kradia is a fully cooperative card-and-dice boss-battle board game series for 1-4 players featuring unique heroes, class-based combat, character progression, multiple modes of play, narrative text between battles, and whimsical anime-inspired art. All Wild Hunt Festival games can be played cooperatively or entirely solo.

LionWing and Japanese Publishing Giant Arclight Team Up to Bring Kedamono Opera to Western Audiences

Cincinnati, Ohio (March 12, 2024) – LionWing, a pioneering force in the tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) space, today announced they will be translating Arclight’s hit Japanese tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG) Kedamono Opera for the English market, with a crowdfunding campaign launching on Kickstarter later this year!

Kedamono Opera is a tabletop roleplaying game that revolves around a dark fairytale world. In this game, humans who are desperate and weak seek the help of powerful and immortal monsters. These monsters are only interested in consuming human souls and satisfying their own desires. The ultimate goal of Kedamono Opera is not to resolve matters efficiently nor to save humans, but to weave a beautiful tale, be it a tragedy or comedy, of your own making.

Introducing the First of Two Brand-New RPG Product Lines: the LionWing QuickPlay Series!

Cincinnati, Ohio (March 12, 2024) – Later this summer, LionWing is going to introduce its first of two brand-new RPG product lines called the LionWing QuickPlay series. The LionWing QuickPlay series is our opportunity to continue working with independent TTRPG designers from Japan, to bring their works to the global stage. After all, indie TTRPGs from Japan are what got us to the dance, and we want to continue to shine a spotlight on these developers and the wonderful games that they are creating that would otherwise go unreleased in the West.
All QuickPlay Books will forgo crowdfunding—which we have used for all of our previous projects—and will instead go direct to market. We will be releasing one QuickPlay book a quarter, starting with Q3 2024, which means by year's end, you will have gotten two QuickPlay Books from us. With this steady stream of super accessible, pick-up-and-play books, you will constantly have a new LionWing game to check out.

Our first QuickPlay series book, Steam Build Riders: The Rally Raids, launches this summer and you can pre-order it right now from the LionWing shop and doing so you will get a free PDF copy with your physical book and a themed LionWing collectible trading card. Both the free PDF and trading card are exclusive to preordering the game.

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Persona is a spinoff of the Shin Megami Tensei series.

It's a series of RPGs that are popular in Japan but not as much over here (there's heavy use of Christian religious and Western occult imagery, which may be why).

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