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23rd Jun '17 1:44:24 PM SolidSonicTH
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* Creator/idSoftware likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.

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* Creator/idSoftware Creator/{{id Software}} likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.
23rd Jun '17 1:43:50 PM SolidSonicTH
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* id Software likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.

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* id Software Creator/idSoftware likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.
23rd Jun '17 1:40:51 PM SolidSonicTH
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* id Software likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.

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* id Software likes to do this with their ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' games, even if they tend to switch between Arabic and Roman for little reason (e.g. ''Doom II'' followed by ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', or ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' followed by ''VideoGame/Quake4''). The ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein'' ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series, however, has generally avoided this since ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]'', probably thanks in part to the fact that it's been switching developers after every game or two - ''3D'' was followed on by ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'', then just ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and now ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.
** Finally averted (well over 30 years after the series started) with the 2017 sequel to ''The New Order'', ''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus''.



* The ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein'' series never had a numbered sequel until 2017 (despite its origins as a series coming from the early 1980s), when the sequel to ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' would be titled "''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus''".
23rd Jun '17 1:39:12 PM SolidSonicTH
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* The ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein'' series never had a numbered sequel until 2017, when the sequel to ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' would be titled "''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus''".

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* The ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein'' series never had a numbered sequel until 2017, 2017 (despite its origins as a series coming from the early 1980s), when the sequel to ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' would be titled "''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus''".
23rd Jun '17 1:38:47 PM SolidSonicTH
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* The ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein'' series never had a numbered sequel until 2017, when the sequel to ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' would be titled "''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus''".
1st Jun '17 9:23:49 PM jormis29
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* For its European release, Italian director Creator/LucioFulci heavily re-cut George Romero's ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' to produce what was essentially a completely different movie, which he titled ''Zombi''. After its success, Fulci went on to produce five sequels, which were titled ''Film/{{Zombi 2}}'', ''Film/{{Zombi 3|D}}'', and so forth. ''Zombi 2'' was simply retitled ''Zombie'' for its North American release, but the later sequels shared their numbering on both sides of the pond - meaning that while you can find ''Zombie'', ''Zombie 3'', and ''Zombie 4'' at your local video rental outlet, there is no movie available in North America titled ''Zombie 2''.

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* For its European release, Italian director Creator/LucioFulci heavily re-cut George Romero's Creator/GeorgeARomero's ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' to produce what was essentially a completely different movie, which he titled ''Zombi''.''Film/{{Zombi}}''. After its success, Fulci went on to produce five sequels, which were titled ''Film/{{Zombi 2}}'', ''Film/{{Zombi 3|D}}'', and so forth. ''Zombi 2'' was simply retitled ''Zombie'' for its North American release, but the later sequels shared their numbering on both sides of the pond - meaning that while you can find ''Zombie'', ''Zombie 3'', and ''Zombie 4'' at your local video rental outlet, there is no movie available in North America titled ''Zombie 2''.
25th May '17 8:16:40 PM RealZodiacKiller
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*''The Dear Hunter'' is writing six concept albums that tell one continued story, which are entitled, in chronological order, as follows: ''Act I: The River South, The Lake North'', ''Act II: The Meaning Of, And All Things Regarding, Ms. Leading'', ''Act III: Life And Death'', ''Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise'', and ''Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional''. As of yet, Act VI has not been released.
20th May '17 4:16:33 PM nombretomado
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* VanHalen has a weird case: ''Van Halen II'' is a ChronologicalAlbumTitle (and basically a sequel to the SelfTitledAlbum as well). ''Van Halen III'' is the band's 11th - but third line-up.

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* VanHalen Music/VanHalen has a weird case: ''Van Halen II'' is a ChronologicalAlbumTitle (and basically a sequel to the SelfTitledAlbum as well). ''Van Halen III'' is the band's 11th - but third line-up.
7th May '17 5:53:25 PM Kadorhal
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* The StarWars ''Dark Forces'' series seems to be afraid of the number 3, instead naming both the second and third game "2": after the original Dark Forces was "Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight" and then "Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast", dropping the "Dark Forces". They then dropped the numbers entirely with "Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy" (it was, unfortunately, not called "Jedi Outcast 2")

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* The StarWars ''Dark Forces'' Franchise/StarWars ''VideoGame/{{Dark Forces|Saga}}'' series seems to be afraid of the number 3, instead naming numbering both the second and third game "2": after the original Dark Forces ''VideoGame/DarkForces'' was "Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight" ''VideoGame/JediKnightDarkForcesII'', and then "Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast", ''VideoGame/JediKnight2JediOutcast'', dropping the "Dark Forces". They then dropped the numbers entirely with "Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy" (it was, unfortunately, not called "Jedi ''VideoGame/JediKnightJediAcademy'' (not ''Jedi Outcast 2")II'' or ''Dark Forces III'').



** The straighter example of sequel numbering began with ''Battlefield 2'' and the "modern day" series along with it, although it's the ''third'' game in the franchise after ''Battlefield 1942'' and ''Battlefield Vietnam''. It may have been named that due to being a truly "second generation" of Battlefield, with significant updates to the Refractor engine used at the time while ''Vietnam'' was mostly a total conversion of ''1942''.

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** The straighter example of sequel numbering began with ''Battlefield 2'' and the "modern day" series along with it, although it's the ''third'' game in the franchise after ''Battlefield 1942'' and ''Battlefield Vietnam''. It may have been named that due to being a truly "second generation" of Battlefield, with significant updates to the Refractor engine used at the time while ''Vietnam'' was mostly more or less [[MissionPackSequel a total conversion conversion]] of ''1942''.



* The first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' game is actually the third ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game, following ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGear2'' on the [=MSX2=], but uses the word "Solid" as a substitute for the number "3" in the same manner multiple other games entering their third iteration around that time would call themselves [[ThirdIs3D 3D]]. The subsequent sequels kept the word "Solid" as part of the title and began a new line of numbered sequels (''[=MGS2=]'', ''[=MGS3=]'', and ''[=MGS4=]''). ''Portable Ops'', despite being part of the ''MGS'' canon, is not counted as part of the numbered series due to the fact it's on a portable platform. Ironically, Kojima's original intention for ''[=MGS2=]'' was to call it ''[=MGS III=]'' just to confuse people about the numbering. And the latest installment is called ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', or ''[=MGS V=]''.

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* The first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' game is actually the third ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game, following ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' game, following ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGear2'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' on the [=MSX2=], but uses the word "Solid" as a substitute for the number "3" in the same manner multiple other games entering their third iteration around that time would [[ThirdIs3D call themselves [[ThirdIs3D 3D]]. The subsequent sequels kept the word "Solid" as part of the title and began a new line of numbered sequels (''[=MGS2=]'', ''[=MGS3=]'', (''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty MGS2]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS3]]'', and ''[=MGS4=]''). ''Portable Ops'', ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots MGS4]]''). ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps Portable Ops]]'', despite being part of the ''MGS'' canon, is not counted as part of the numbered series due to the fact it's on a portable platform. platform and Kojima had little to do with it. Ironically, Kojima's original intention for ''[=MGS2=]'' was to call it ''[=MGS III=]'' just to confuse people about the numbering.numbering (with the missing number supposedly being a plot point). And the latest installment is called ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', or ''[=MGS V=]''.
6th May '17 9:17:51 AM NESBoy
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* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Three episodes involving Lion as a driving force are titled "Steven's Lion", "Lion 2: The Movie", and "Lion 3: Straight to Video". Despite their titles, the latter two are not [[SequelEpisode Sequel Episodes]] to the first, the second is not TheMovie, and the third is not a direct-to-video special. The subtitles actually describe the plot of those particular episodes.

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* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Three episodes involving Lion as a driving force are titled "Steven's Lion", "Lion 2: The Movie", and "Lion 3: Straight to Video". Video", and "Lion 4: Alternate Ending". Despite their titles, the latter two three are not [[SequelEpisode Sequel Episodes]] {{Sequel Episode}}s to the first, the second is not TheMovie, and the third is not a direct-to-video special.special, and the fourth is not a RevisedEnding for another episode. The subtitles actually describe the plot of those particular episodes.
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