List of prequels

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This is a list of prequels.

Works with darker gray background shading have been primarily described as a sequel, remake, or reboot, but have also been regarded as prequels in a broad sense of the word.

Literature[edit]

Prequel Original
The History of the Holy Grail (c. 1230) Death of Arthur (c. 1210)
The Infernal Devices (2010)
The Last Hours
The Mortal Instruments (2007)
Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) Jane Eyre (1847)
Porto Bello Gold (1924) Treasure Island (1883)
Finn: A Novel (2007) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)
Sir Nigel (1906) The White Company (1891)
Just Patty (1911) When Patty Went to College (1903)
Before Green Gables (2008) Anne of Green Gables (1908)
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (1950)
Lieutenant Hornblower (1952)
Hornblower and the Atropos (1953)
Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962)
Hornblower and the Crisis (1967)
The Happy Return (1937)
The Man Who Sold the Moon (1949) Requiem (1940)
The Crown of Violet (1952) The Hills of Varna (1948)
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
Prelude to Foundation (1988)
Forward the Foundation (1993)
Foundation (1951)
The Deceivers (1952)
Coromandel! (1955)
Nightrunners of Bengal (1951)
The Horse and His Boy (1954)
The Magician's Nephew (1955)
Prince Caspian (1951)
They Shall Have Stars (1956)[1] Earthman, Come Home (1955)
Prelude to Dune (1999–2001)
Legends of Dune (2002–2004)
Dune (1965)
When the Tripods Came (1988) The White Mountains (1967)
Gods and Generals (1996) The Killer Angels (1974)
Ecotopia Emerging (1981) Ecotopia (1975)
Castle Roogna (1979) A Spell for Chameleon (1977)
First King of Shannara (1996) The Sword of Shannara (1977)
Garden of Shadows (1986) Flowers in the Attic (1979)
Hannibal Rising (2006) Red Dragon (1981)
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck (1995) Carl Barks Library (1983–1990)
Myth-Ion Improbable (2001) Hit or Myth (1983)
Patriot Games (1987)
Red Rabbit (2002)
The Hunt for Red October (1984)
The Dark Elf Trilogy (1990 – 1991) The Icewind Dale Trilogy (1988–1990)
New Spring (1999) The Wheel of Time (1990)
Once Upon a Time in the North (2008) His Dark Materials (1995–2000)
Untitled Harry Potter short story (2008) Harry Potter (1997–2007)
The Enemy (2004)
The Affair (2011)
Killing Floor (1997) and other books in the Jack Reacher series
The Prophet of Yonwood (2006) The City of Ember (2003)
The Kill Order (2012)
The Fever Code (2016)
The Maze Runner (2009)
The Scorch Trials (2010)
The Death Cure (2011)
Bluestar's Prophecy (2009)
Crookedstar's Promise (2011)
Yellowfang's Secret (2012)
Into the Wild (2003)
Invasion (2013) Fallen Angels (1988)
The Family Corleone (2012) The Godfather (1969)
Murder in Amityville (1979) The Amityville Horror (1977)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (2010) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009)

Plays[edit]

Prequel Original
Richard II; Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; Henry V Henry VI, Part 1; Henry VI, Part 2; Henry VI, Part 3; Richard III
Homelife (2007) The Zoo Story (1958)

Films[edit]

Prequel Original
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The First Purge (2018) The Purge (2013)
Bumblebee (2018) Transformers (2007)
Bambi II (2006) Bambi (1942)
Another Part of the Forest (1948) The Little Foxes (1941)
The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920) The Golem (1915)
Beau Ideal (1931) Beau Geste (1926)
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
The Seventh Victim (1943) Cat People (1942)
The Brute Man (1946) House of Horrors (1946)
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990, TV) Psycho (1960)
Zulu Dawn (1979) Zulu (1964)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Godzilla's Revenge (1969)
Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (1971)
Godzilla on Monster Island (1972)
Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Destroy All Monsters (1968)

Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)[2][3]
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)[3][4][5][6]
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)[7][8]

Planet of the Apes (1968)
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)[1][9] Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
The Rainbow (1989)[1] Women in Love (1969)
The Godfather Part II (1974)[10][11] The Godfather (1972)
Kong: Skull Island (2017) Godzilla (2014)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
The Exorcist (1973)
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
The Predator (2018) Predators (2010)
Prometheus (2012)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Alien (1979)
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
The Amityville Murders (2018)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Thing (2011) The Thing (1982)
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984, TV)
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985, TV)
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985) Missing in Action (1984)
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008, video) The Little Mermaid (1989)
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004, video) Tremors (1990)
Wonder Woman (2017)
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
The Batman (2021)
Man of Steel (2013)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Justice League (2017)
Red Dragon (2002)
Hannibal Rising (2007)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Hannibal (2001)
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005, video) Carlito's Way (1993)
The First 9½ Weeks (1998, video) 9½ Weeks (1986)
Another 9½ Weeks (1997, video)
Gods and Generals (2003) Gettysburg (1993)
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004) Dirty Dancing (1987)
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) Dumb and Dumber (1994)
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) The Flintstones (1994)
The Lion King 1½ (2004, video) The Lion King (1994)
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997, TV)
Casper Meets Wendy (1998, TV)
Casper (1995)
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (2000, video) From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Cube Zero (2004, video) Cube (1997)
Joseph: King of Dreams (2000, video) The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Ring 0: Birthday (2000) Ring (1998)
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (1999, video) The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998, video)
The Second Renaissance (2003 short animated film) The Matrix (1999 live-action film)
Cruel Intentions 2 (2001, video) Cruel Intentions (1999)
Final Destination 5 (2011) Final Destination (2000)
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) Ginger Snaps (2000)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Dark Phoenix (2019)
X-Men (2000)
The Scorpion King (2002)
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (2008, video)
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012, video)
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power (2015, video)
Scorpion King: Book of Souls (2018, video)
The Mummy Returns (2001)
Monsters University (2013) Monsters, Inc. (2001)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Infernal Affairs II (2003) Infernal Affairs (2002)
National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009, video) National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002)
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009, TV)
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (2010, TV)
Daphne & Velma (2018, video)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Leatherface (2017) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (2004, video)
Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows (2005, video)
Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003, video)
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005, video) Stitch! The Movie (2003, video)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) Underworld (2003)
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011, video)
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012, video)
Wrong Turn (2003)
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009, video)
The Case of Hana & Alice (2015) Hana and Alice (2004)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Twin Peaks (1990)
Puss in Boots (2011) Shrek 2 (2004)
Van Helsing: The London Assignment (2004 animated film) Van Helsing (2004)
The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007, TV) The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Fast & Furious (2009)
Fast Five (2011)
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Billa II (2012) Billa (2007)
Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009, video) The Messengers (2007)
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010, video) Smokin' Aces (2007)
Transmorphers: Fall of Man (2009, video) Transmorphers (2007, video)
Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2009, video) Vacancy (2007)
Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011, video) Marley & Me (2008)
Death Race 2 (2011, video)
Death Race 3: Inferno (2013, video)
Death Race (2008)
Minions (2015) Despicable Me (2010)
Annabelle (2014)
Annabelle: Creation (2017)
The Nun (2018)
Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Ouija (2014)
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Insidious: The Last Key (2018)
Insidious (2010)
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Kermit's Swamp Years (2002, video) The Muppet Movie (1979)
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (1998, video)
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (2000, video)
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991, video) Puppet Master (1989, video)
Puppet Master II (1991, video)
Retro Puppet Master (1999, video) Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991, video)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Tarzan II (2006, video) Tarzan (1999)
The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006, video) The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Fatal Flying Guillotine (1977) Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
The Search for Santa Paws (2010)
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)
Santa Buddies (2009)
Red Dog: True Blue (2016) Red Dog (2011)

Television series[edit]

Prequel Original
Ponderosa (2001–2002) Bonanza (1959–1973)
Total Drama Daycare (2018)
Total Drama Island (2007)
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988–1991)
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010-2013)
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (1969-1970)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2014) Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (film)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
Star Trek (1966–1969)
First of the Summer Wine (1988–1989) Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)
ALF: The Animated Series (1987-1989) ALF (1986-1990)
Walking with Monsters (2005) Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Etheria (2005–2006)[12] Encantadia (2005)
Caprica (2010 TV series)
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012 online series)
Battlestar Galactica (2003 miniseries)
Clifford's Puppy Days (2003–2006) Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000–2003)
Young Hercules (1998–1999) Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins (2008) Meerkat Manor (2005–2008)
Rugrats: The Family Tree (September 21, 1998) The Rugrats Movie (November 20, 1998)
Rugrats: Acorn Nuts and Diapey Butts (May 20, 2000) Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (November 17, 2000)
Rugrats: All Growed Up (2001) All Grown Up! (2003-2008)
Rugrats Pre-School Daze (2005) Rugrats (1991-2004)
Rock & Chips (2010–2011) Only Fools & Horses (1981–2003)
Westside (2015) Outrageous Fortune (2005–2010)
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010)
The Carrie Diaries (2013–2014) Sex & the City (1998-2004)
The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) The Powerpuff Girls (1998-2009)
Bates Motel (2013–2017) Psycho (1959 novel)
Hannibal (2013–2015) Red Dragon (1981 novel)
Better Call Saul (2015–present) Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
Gotham (2014–2019) Batman (1940–present)
Smallville (2001-2011) Superman (1939–present)
Fear the Walking Dead (2015–present) The Walking Dead (2010–present)
Baby Looney Tunes (2002-2005) Looney Tunes (1930–present)
Tom & Jerry Kids (1990–1993) Tom & Jerry (1940–1967; 2001; 2005)
The New Archies (1987-1988) The Archie Show (1968-1969)
Pink Panther and Pals (2010) The Pink Panther (1964-1980)
The Flintstone Kids (1986-1988) The Flintstones (1960-1966)
Freddy's Nightmares: No More Mr. Nice Guy (October 9, 1988) A Nightmare on Elm Street (November 9, 1984)
Yo Yogi! (1991-1992) The Yogi Bear Show (1961-1962)
Pufnstuf (1970) H.R. Pufnstuf (1969-1970)
Endeavour (2012–present) Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire (2003)
Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico (2003)
What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002-2006)
Hey Arnold! episode 17b: 24 Hours to Live (1996) Hey Arnold! episode 1a: Downtown as Fruits (1996)
Hey Arnold! episode 19 and 20: The Journal (2002) Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie (2017)
PJ Masks episode 7: PJ Robot/PJ Power-Up PJ Masks episode 6: Wacky Floats/Romeo's Disguise
Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (2017) The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show (1980-1982)
Casper's Halloween Special (1979)
Casper's First Christmas (1979)
Casper and the Angels (1979)

Short films[edit]

Prequel Original
Alien: Covenant – Prologue: The Crossing (2017) Alien: Covenant (2017)
Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (2017)
2036: Nexus Dawn (2017)
2048: Nowhere to Run (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code – Wedlocked (2011) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Rings (2005) The Ring Two (2005)
The Final Chapter: The Death of Xander Cage (2005) XXX: State of the Union (2005)
The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Los Bandoleros (2009)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Fast & Furious (2009)
The Origin of Stitch (2005) Stitch! The Movie (2003, video)
Under the Sea: A Descendants Story (2018) Descendants 3 (2019, video)

Comics[edit]

Prequel Original
Superboy (1945–) Action Comics (1938–)
Superman (1939–)
All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder (2005) Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986)
The Man Who Falls (1989) Batman: Year One (1987)
Batman and the Monster Men (2005–2006)
Batman and the Mad Monk (2006–2007)
Batman: The Man Who Laughs (2005)
Batman: The Long Halloween (1996–1997)
Batman: Dark Victory (1999–2000)
The Kingdom (1999) Kingdom Come (1996)
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (comics) (2005–2006) Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (2005)
PolyCombats (2020) Super Smash Bros. (1999)
Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness (2007)
Marvel Zombies: Dead Days (2007)
Marvel Zombies (2005–2006)
Mr. and Mrs. Spider-Man (2008–2009) Spider-Girl (1998–1999)
Amazing Spider-Girl (2006–2009)
Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith (1997)
Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire (1998)
Tales of the Jedi series (1994–1996)
Little Archie (1956-1983)
The Archie Babies (2019)
Archie Comics (1946–)

Computer and video games[edit]

Prequel Original

Ninja Gaiden (2004)
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (2008)
Ninja Gaiden II (2008)[13][14]

Ninja Gaiden (1988)

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (2008)

Sacred (video game) (2004)

Demon Pit (2019)

Doom 1993 Game (1993)
Doom 2016 Game

Dead Space: Extraction (2009)

Dead Space (2008)

Project Polygonal Smash Fighter (2020)

Super Smash Bros. N64 (1999)

Sancho's Smash Story of Rescue Five (2020)

Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

Fire 'n Ice (1992)

Solomon's Key (1986)

Silent Hill: Origins (2007)

Silent Hill (1999)

Heroes of Mana (2007)

Seiken Densetsu 3 (1995)

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Yoshi's Story (1998)
Yoshi's Touch & Go (2005)
Yoshi's Island DS (2006)
Yoshi's New Island (2014)

Donkey Kong (1981)
Mario Bros. (1983)
Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)
Super Mario Land (1989)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)
Super Mario World (1991)
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Super Mario 64 (1996)
Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Super Mario Run (2016)
Super Mario Odyssey (2017)

Yoshi's Story (1998)
Yoshi's Woolly World (2015)

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)

New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012)

Super Mario Galaxy (2007)

Metroid Prime (2002)
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007)
Metroid II: Return of Samus (1991)
Metroid Prime: Hunters (2006) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004)
Metroid: Other M (2010) Metroid Fusion (2002)
Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix (2001) Fear Effect (2000)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (2006)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (2014)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)
Metal Gear (1987)
Metal Gear Solid (1998)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011)
Deus Ex: The Fall (2013)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (2016)

Deus Ex (2000)

God of War: Ascension (2013) God of War: Chains of Olympus (2008)
God of War: Chains of Olympus (2008) God of War (2005)
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (2010) God of War: Betrayal (2007)
God of War: Betrayal (2007) God of War II (2007)
Secret Agent Clank (2008) Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (2007)
Daxter (2006) Jak II (2003)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013)

The Legend of Zelda (1986)
Zelda II: The Adventures of Link (1987)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages (2001) The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (2002) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (2005) The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (2002)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006) The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (2004)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011) The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (2005)
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007) Final Fantasy VII (1997)
Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (2004)
Last Order: Final Fantasy VII (2005)
Final Fantasy VII (1997)
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (2010) Kingdom Hearts (2002)
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005) Devil May Cry (2001)
Resident Evil Zero (2002) Resident Evil (1996)
Suikoden IV (2005)
Suikoden Tactics (2005)
Suikoden V (2006)
Suikoden (1996)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Shadow of Death (2000) Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade (1999)
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak (2016) Homeworld (1999)
Samurai Shodown V (2005) Samurai Shodown (1993)
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins (2000) Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (1998)
Halo Wars (2009)
Halo: Reach (2010)
Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (1997) Mortal Kombat (1992)
Contract J.A.C.K. (2003) No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way (2002)
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (2009) Call of Juarez (2006)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)
Grand Theft Auto (2004)
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006)
Grand Theft Auto III (2001)
Serious Sam 3: BFE (2011) Serious Sam: The First Encounter (2001)
Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass (TBA 2019) Serious Sam 3: BFE (2011)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (2008) S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (2007)
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (2003) Fatal Frame (2002)
Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (1996) Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (1993)
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (2006) Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (2004)
Hitman: Contracts (2004) Hitman: Codename 47 (2000)
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (2006) Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (1999)
Tales of Symphonia (2004) Tales of Phantasia (1995)
Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (2003) Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi (2002)
Battletoads (Game Boy) (1992) Battletoads (released as Battletoads in Ragnarok World on Game Boy) (1991)
Dragon Quest III (1988) Dragon Quest I (1986)
Dragon Quest Yangus (2006) Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004)
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz (1988) Zork I: The Great Underground Empire (1980)
Perfect Dark Zero (2005) Perfect Dark (2000)
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (2003)

Castlevania Legends (prequel to Dracula's Curse, later retconned) (1997)
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1990)
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (sequel to Dracula's Curse) (2005)
Castlevania: The Adventure (1989)
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (sequel to The Adventure) (1991)

Castlevania (plus remakes) (1986)
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (1999)[15] Castlevania 64 (1999)
Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny (2005) Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana (2004)
Lunar: Dragon Song (2005) Lunar: The Silver Star (1992)
Baten Kaitos Origins (2006) Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (2003)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007) Quake II (1997)
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge (2003) Banjo-Tooie (2000)
Rayman Origins (2011)
Rayman Legends (2013)
Rayman (1995)
Tails' Skypatrol (1995)
Tails Adventure (1995)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994)
Sonic & Knuckles (1994)
Sonic CD (1993)
Sonic Advance 3 (2004) Sonic Battle (2003)
Vindictus (2010) Mabinogi (2004)
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (2011) Dissidia: Final Fantasy (2008)
Dead to Rights II (2004)
Dead to Rights: Reckoning (2005)
Dead to Rights (2002)
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (2009) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)
Dead Space (mobile) (Mar 2011)
Dead Space Ignition (2010)
Dead Space 2 (Jan 2011)
Batman: Arkham City Lockdown (2011) Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Medal of Honor: Underground (2000) Medal of Honor (1999)
Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2014) Borderlands 2 (2012)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013)
Assassin's Creed Rogue (2014)
Assassin's Creed 3 (2012)
Professor Layton and the Last Specter (2009)
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (2011)
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (2013)
Professor Layton and the Curious Village (2007)
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (2007)
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (2008)
LEGO The Hobbit (2014) LEGO The Lord of the Rings (2012)
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (2013) LEGO City Undercover (2013)
Yakuza 0 (2015) Yakuza (2005)
Lost Planet 3 (2013) Lost Planet (2006)
Lost Planet 2 (2010)
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (2010) Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (2004)
Drakensang: The River of Time (2010) Drakensang: The Dark Eye (2009)
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 (2014) Five Nights at Freddy's (2014)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2014) Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Infamous First Light (2014) Infamous Second Son (2014)
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (2015) Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014)
Outlast: Whistleblower (2014) Outlast (2013)
Gears of War: Judgment (2013)

Gears of War (2006)
Gears of War 2 (2008)
Gears of War 3 (2011)

Beyond Good and Evil 2 (TBA) Beyond Good & Evil (2003)
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (2017) Life Is Strange (2015)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018) Red Dead Redemption (2010)
Fallout 76 (2018) Fallout (1997)

Manga and anime[edit]

Prequel Original
Fist of the Blue Sky (2001–current) Fist of the North Star (1983–1988)
Go Nagai's Demon Knight (2007) Devilman (1972)
Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden (2003–current) Fushigi Yuugi (1992–1996)
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku (1990 anime)
Jaco the Galactic Patrolman (2013)

Dragon Ball (1984–1995)

Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre (2006)

Rozen Maiden (2004)
Rozen Maiden: Träumend (2005–2006)

Hellsing: The Dawn (2001–current) Hellsing (1997–current)
Saint Seiya Episode.G (2002-current) Saint Seiya (1986–1991)
Saint Seiya: Next Dimension (2006–current)
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas (2006–2011)
Saint Seiya Episode.G (2002–current)
Saint Seiya (1986–1991)
Ga-Rei Zero (2008 anime series) Ga-Rei (2005–2010 manga series)
Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (2012 anime series) Lupin the Third Part I (1971-1972 anime series)
2112: The Birth of Doraemon (1995) Doraemon (1969-1996 manga series)
Perman: The Birdman has Arrived! (1983) Perman (1967 manga series)
Fairy Tail Zero (2016) Fairy Tail (2006–2017)
Ginga Densetsu Riki (2002 manga series) Ginga Nagareboshi Gin (1983–1987)
One Piece: Strong World Episode 0 (2009 anime) One Piece (1997–current)
Tenchi Muyo! In Love (1996) Tenchi Universe (1995)
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OVA 3 (2003) Tenchi Muyo! GXP (2002)

Cross-media[edit]

Prequel Original
Charlie's Angels: Animated Adventures (2003 animated web series) Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003 film)
M-Girls 三个女生 尼罗河 (2005) M-Girls 四个女生 开心迎接丰收年 (2001)
The Nightcomers (1971 film) The Turn of the Screw (1898 novel)
Thunderbirds (2004 film)[16][17] Thunderbirds (1965–1966 TV series)
Star Trek (2009 film)[18][19] Star Trek (1966–1969 TV series)
Jungle Cubs (1996-1998 TV series) The Jungle Book (1967 film)
The Warriors (2005 video game) The Warriors (1979 film)
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1996 TV series)
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (2003 video game)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984 film)
Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients (1987 video game)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 film)
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born (2007 comic)
The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home (2008 comic)
The Dark Tower: Treachery (2008–2009 comic)
The Dark Tower: The Sorcerer (2009 comic)
The Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead (2009 comic)
The Dark Tower: Battle of Jericho Hill (2009–2010 comic)
The Little Sisters of Eluria (1998 comic)
The Dark Tower (1982–2004 novels)
Legends of the Dark Crystal (2007–2010, manga)
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths (2011–2015, comics)
The Dark Crystal (1982 film)
Star Trek Generations (1994) (prologue) Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994 TV series)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992 film) Twin Peaks (1990–1991 TV series)
Wing Commander (1999 film) Wing Commander (1991 video game)
The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King (2005 video game) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993 film)
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge (2004 video game)
The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002 film) The Powerpuff Girls (1998-2009 TV series)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004 video game)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (2009 video game)
Pitch Black (2000 film)
Monsters University (2013 film)
Monsters, Inc. Scream Team (2001 video game)
Monsters, Inc. (2001 film)
Halo: The Fall of Reach (2001 novel) Halo: Combat Evolved (2001 video game)
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (2012 anime)
Jigen's Gravestone (2014 film)
The Mystery of Mamo
(1978 film)
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979 film)
Goemon Ishikawa's Spray of Blood (2017 film)
Fujiko Mine's Lie (2019 film)
Lupin the Third Part I (1971-1972 anime)
Serenity: Better Days (comic book 2008) Serenity (2005 film)
Stargate Origins (2018 web series) Stargate (1994)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 film)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 TV show)
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005 film)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018 film)
Star Wars: A New Dawn (2014 novel)
Star Wars Rebels (2014 TV show)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016 film)
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977 film)
The Mandalorian (2019 web series)
Star Wars Resistance (2018 TV show)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015 film)
The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning (2007 comic) The Hills Have Eyes (2006 film)
Year of the Black Rainbow (2010 album – novel) The Second Stage Turbine Blade (2002 music album – comic book)

In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (2003 music album)
Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (2005 music album – graphic novel)
Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow (2007 music album)

Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series (2009 animated web series)
Terminator Salvation (2009 video game)
Terminator Salvation (2009 film)
Transformers: Tales of the Fallen (2009–2010 comic book)
Transformers: Defiance (2009 comic book)
Transformers: Foundation (2011 comic book)
Transformers: Movie Prequel (2007 comic book)
Transformers: Saga of the Allspark (2008 comic book)
Transformers: The Reign of Starscream (2008 comic book)
Transformers: Sector 7 (2010–2011 comic book)
Transformers: Convergence (2011 prose story)
Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday (2007 novel)
Transformers: Movie Prequel Special (2008 comic book)
Transformers (2007 film)
Dead Space: Martyr (2010 novel)
Dead Space: Catalyst (2012 novel)
Dead Space (series) (2008)
Dead Space: Downfall (2008 animated film)
Dead Space (2008 comics)
Dead Space: Extraction (2009 video game)
Dead Space (2008 video game)
Hulk Vs. Wolverine (2009 video) Wolverine and the X-Men (2009 TV series)
Transformers: Saga of the Allspark (2008 comic book)
Transformers: The Reign of Starscream (2008 comic book)
Transformers: Alliance (2008–2009 comic book)
Transformers: Tales of the Fallen (2009–2010 comic book)
Transformers: The Veiled Threat (2009 novel)
Transformers: Convergence (2011 prose story)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009 film)
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (2009 video game) Avatar (2009 film)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011 video game)
Transformers: Convergence (2011 prose story)
Transformers: Foundation (2011 comic book)
Transformers: Sector 7 (2010-2011 comic book)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011 film)
Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008 film) Resident Evil 5 (2009 video game)
Red Faction: Origins (2011 film) Red Faction: Guerrilla (2009 video game)
The Walking Dead: Torn Apart (2011 web series)
The Walking Dead: Cold Storage (2012 web series)
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (2013 video game)
The Walking Dead (TV series) (2010–)
Tron: Uprising (2012 TV series)
Tron: Evolution (2010 video game)
Tron: Legacy (2010 film)
Batman: Arkham City (2011 comic) Batman: Arkham City (2011 video game)
Dead Space: Aftermath (2011 animated film) Dead Space 2 (2011 video game)
The Fog (2005 comic) The Fog (2005 film)
Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626 (2002 video game) Lilo & Stitch (2002 film)
Mass Effect: Revelation (2007 novel) Mass Effect (2007 video game)
Mass Effect: Redemption (2010 comic)
Mass Effect: Incursion (2010 comic)
Mass Effect: Evolution (2011 comic)
Mass Effect: Ascension (2008 novel)
Mass Effect Galaxy (2009 video game)
Mass Effect 2 (2010 video game)
Mass Effect: Homeworlds (2012 comic)
Mass Effect: Retribution (2010 novel)
Mass Effect: Deception (2012 novel)
Mass Effect: Inquisition (2010 comic)
Mass Effect Infiltrator (2012 video game)
Mass Effect: Invasion (2012 comic)
Mass Effect: Conviction (2011 comic)
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (2013 anime)
Mass Effect 3 (2012 video game)
Meet the Robinsons (2007 video game) Meet the Robinsons (2007 animated film)
Lion of Oz (2000 animated film) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900 novel)
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013 film) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900 novel)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004 animated film) The Chronicles of Riddick (2004 film)
Modern Warfare 2: Ghost Modern Warfare 2
Back to the Future (2010 video game) Back to the Future (1991-1992 TV series)
Pan (2015 film)
Neverland (2011 miniseries)
The Little White Bird (1902 novel)
Top Cat Begins (2015 film) Top Cat (1961-1962 animated series)
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014 game)
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (2014 game)
Sonic Boom (2014 TV series)
Pokemon Origins (2013 film) Pokemon Red & Blue (1998 video game)
Slayers: The Motion Picture (1995 film) Slayers (1989 novel)
All Hail King Julien (2014 web television series - present) Madagascar (2005 film)
Muppet Babies (1984-1991) The Muppet Show (1976-1981)
Sesame Beginnings (2006-2007 video) Sesame Street (1969-current)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (TV series) (2017 TV series - present) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (film) (2009 film)
Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact (2001) Ultraman Cosmos (2001-2002)
Underworld: Endless War (2011 animated film) Underworld: Awakening (2012)
The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth (2009 web series) The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017 TV series)
Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs (2008 comic book) Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008 film)
Assassin's Creed: Lineage Assassin's Creed II
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (TBA - Netflix TV series) The Dark Crystal (1982 film)

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