Shin Megami Tensei (Japanese: 真・女神転生?, literally "True Goddess Reincarnation") is a role-playing video game from Atlus that was originally released on October 30, 1992 for the Super Famicom. Loosely based on Megami Tensei, a novel and Famicom game series in Japan, "Shin Megami Tensei" would be the first of many titles in the franchise released by Atlus. A direct sequel, Shin Megami Tensei II, was released in 1994. A third game, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, was released in 2003. Two non-numbered titles, Shin Megami Tensei if... and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, were released in 1994 and 2009, respectively. Shin Megami Tensei has grown a large and loyal following around the world with additional game titles for consumer consoles and handheld systems.