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23rd Jun '16 12:04:37 PM SolidSonicTH
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* The fourth core installment of the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'' is simply called "''God of War''", reflecting the change of setting (from Greek mythology to Norse).

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* The fourth core installment of the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'' is simply called "''God "''[[VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4 God of War''", War]]''", reflecting the change of setting (from Greek mythology Myth/GreekMythology to Norse).Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}}).
21st Jun '16 12:07:32 PM rcmerod52
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[[caption-width-right:350:Not the same movie.]]



* The 2017 movie based on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' seems to recycle the older title ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie'', according to advertisements. This could just be the movie's WorkingTitle, though--the marketing team needs to call it ''something'', after all.

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* The 2017 movie based on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' seems to recycle recycles the older title ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie'', according to advertisements. This could just be which is ironic when you consider the movie's WorkingTitle, though--the marketing team needs to call it ''something'', after all.two movies are 30 years apart from each other.
13th Jun '16 6:20:47 PM SolidSonicTH
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* The fourth core installment of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' is simply called "''God of War''", reflecting the change of setting (from Greek mythology to Norse).

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* The fourth core installment of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'' is simply called "''God of War''", reflecting the change of setting (from Greek mythology to Norse).
13th Jun '16 6:18:28 PM SolidSonicTH
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* The fourth core installment of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' is simply called "''God of War''", reflecting the change of setting (from Greek mythology to Norse).



* The fourth core installment of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' is simply called "''God of War''", reflecting the change of setting (from Greek mythology to Norse).
13th Jun '16 6:17:32 PM SolidSonicTH
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* The fourth core installment of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' is simply called "''God of War''", reflecting the change of setting (from Greek mythology to Norse).
24th May '16 8:19:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' - the arcade, NES and Game Boy versions were released in Japan under the titles of ''Top Secret'', ''Hitler no Fukkatsu: Top Secret'' (The Resurrection of Hitler) and ''Bionic Commando'', in that order. Only the third one could be considered a port, since it's based on the NES version, which was more of a sequel/spinoff of the original arcade version than a port. Later, Capcom commissioned the development of another sequel in 2009 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 simply titled '' Bionic Commando'' as well.

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* ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' - the arcade, NES and Game Boy versions were released in Japan under the titles of ''Top Secret'', ''Hitler no Fukkatsu: Top Secret'' (The Resurrection of Hitler) and ''Bionic Commando'', in that order. Only the third one could be considered a port, since it's based on the NES version, which was more of a sequel/spinoff of the original arcade version than a port. Later, Capcom commissioned the development of another sequel in 2009 for the PS3 [=PS3=] and Xbox 360 simply titled '' Bionic Commando'' as well.



* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' - The first on the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}} in 1999 and then in 2010 on the {{Xbox 360}}, PS3 and {{PC}}.

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* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' - The first on the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}} in 1999 and then in 2010 on the {{Xbox 360}}, PS3 UsefulNotes/XBox360, UsefulNotes/{{PS3}} and {{PC}}.
20th May '16 7:36:50 PM jenndubya
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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has started reusing episode titles about OnceASeason since the 17th season.
** "Three's a Crowd" was used in both ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' and ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''.
** "Something Fishy" is both a ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' episode and a ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' episode.
** In the closest air date gap to date (4 years), "End Game" was the penultimate ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' episode and the season one finale for ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
** "A Date with Danger" was a DatingCatwoman episode of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' and a TwoPersonLoveTriangle episode of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''.
** The abbreviation of '''PRNS''' is used for both 2003's ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' and 2017's ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel''. '''PRMF''' just barely escapes this due to [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Megaforce]] being only one word in the 2013 series.
27th Mar '16 6:07:28 AM bwburke94
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* ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' - The original NES game, the Game Boy game, and the 1994 arcade game (which is sometimes referred to as ''Super Battletoads'' and will be included in the ''Rare Replay'' compilation as ''Battletoads Arcade''). To make matters more confusing, the original game was also ported to the Game Boy under the title ''Battletoads in Ragnarok's World''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' - The original NES game, the Game Boy game, and the 1994 arcade game (which is sometimes referred to as ''Super Battletoads'' and will be included in the ''Rare Replay'' compilation as or ''Battletoads Arcade''). To make matters more confusing, the original game was also ported to the Game Boy under the title ''Battletoads in Ragnarok's World''.



* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' - The original on the NES [[VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}} in 1987]], then on the N64 [[VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}} in 1999]]. The latter tends to be called "Castlevania 64" to the extent that many people assume that's the actual title. Also, the Japanese and European releases of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' from 2003 had the subtitle dropped, leaving it as a third game just called ''Castlevania''. Moreover, ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'' is also just ''Castlevania'' in Europe.
** In Japan, the games known in the west as ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}}'' (the NES one), ''Vampire Killer'' ([=MSX2=]), ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle'' (arcade) and ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'' (SNES) are all titled ''Akumajō Dracula'', as was the X68000 game later ported to the [=PS=] as ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChronicles''. On one hand, this clears a lot of ambiguity between what are practically five completely different games (not just ports of the same title) by making it easier to tell each game apart by name. On the other hand, this also obscured the relation ''Vampire Killer'' and ''Haunted Castle'' had with the series (since they did not carry the ''Castlevania'' moniker overseas) and caused the common misconception that ''Super Castlevania IV'' is a continuation of the NES trilogy rather than a retelling of Simon Belmont's first venture into Dracula's castle.

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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' - The original on the NES [[VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}} [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaI in 1987]], then on the N64 [[VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}} in 1999]]. The latter tends to be called "Castlevania 64" to the extent that many people assume that's the actual title. Also, the Japanese and European releases of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' from 2003 had the subtitle dropped, leaving it as a third game just called ''Castlevania''. Moreover, ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'' is also just ''Castlevania'' in Europe.
** In Japan, the games known in the west as ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}}'' (the NES one), ''Vampire Killer'' ([=MSX2=]), ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle'' (arcade) and ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'' (SNES) are all titled ''Akumajō Dracula'', as was the X68000 game later ported to the [=PS=] as ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChronicles''. On one hand, this the English title change clears a lot of ambiguity between what are practically five completely different games (not just ports of the same title) by making it easier to tell each game apart by name. On the other hand, this also obscured the relation ''Vampire Killer'' and ''Haunted Castle'' had with the series (since they did not carry the ''Castlevania'' moniker overseas) and caused the common misconception that ''Super Castlevania IV'' is a continuation of the NES trilogy rather than a retelling of Simon Belmont's first venture into Dracula's castle.



* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' - Could refer to the 1987 arcade, its 1988 NES conversion and the 1991 Game Boy game titled ''Operation C'' in North America. In Europe, ''Probotector'' could refer to the first NES game, the Game Boy game, and the Mega Drive game.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' - Could refer to the 1987 arcade, its 1988 NES conversion and conversion, or the 1991 Game Boy game titled ''Operation C'' in North America. In Europe, ''Probotector'' could refer to the first NES game, the Game Boy game, and the Mega Drive game.



* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' - The upcoming sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' will simply be titled ''Doom''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' - The upcoming sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' will first game and the fourth game are both simply be titled ''Doom''. known as ''Doom''.



* ''[[Franchise/{{Mother}} Earthbound]]'' - Nintendo of American planned to localize the original ''VideoGame/{{Mother|1}}'' for the NES under the title of ''Earth Bound'' (spelled as two words) in 1991, but then canceled it so they could focus all their marketing budget on the launch of the Super NES. They would reuse that title for the English version of ''[[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} Mother 2]]'', spelling it as one word (''Earthbound'') instead of two. When the NES prototype was leaked in the late [=1990's=], certain ROM hacks had the title altered to ''Earthbound Zero'' to distinguish it from its SNES sequel. When the original ''Mother'' was finally released on the Wii U Virtual Console, it was given the title of ''Earthbound Beginnings'' overseas.
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' - ''[[FireEmblemElibe Rekka no Ken]]'' ("The Sword of Flame"), being the first game in the series to get a worldwide release, was simply titled ''Fire Emblem'' outside Japan. Every game in the series since the Famicom original (''Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi'', or "The Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light") was released with a subtitle in Japan.

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* ''[[Franchise/{{Mother}} Earthbound]]'' EarthBound]]'' - Nintendo of American planned to localize the original ''VideoGame/{{Mother|1}}'' ''Mother'' for the NES under the title of ''Earth Bound'' (spelled as two words) in 1991, but then canceled it so they could focus all their marketing budget on the launch of the Super NES. They would reuse that title for the English version of ''[[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} Mother 2]]'', ''Mother 2'', spelling it as one word (''Earthbound'') (''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'') instead of two. When the NES prototype was leaked in the late [=1990's=], certain ROM hacks had the title screen altered to ''Earthbound ''[=EarthBound=] Zero'' to distinguish it from its SNES sequel. When the original ''Mother'' was finally released on the Wii U UsefulNotes/WiiU Virtual Console, it was given the title of ''Earthbound Beginnings'' overseas.
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' - ''[[FireEmblemElibe Rekka no Ken]]'' ("The Sword of Flame"), being the first game in the series to get a worldwide release, was simply titled ''Fire Emblem'' outside Japan. Every game in the series since the Famicom original (''Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi'', or "The Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light") was released with a subtitle in Japan.
''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' overseas, averting this trope.



* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' - Seventeen years after the release of ''Killer Instinct Gold'' (the last release) and ''nineteen'' years after the namesake it recycles was released, Microsoft understandably did not dub the Xbox One installment ''Killer Instinct 3'' and instead opted for just the plain title.

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* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' - [[SequelGap Seventeen years years]] after the release of ''Killer Instinct Gold'' (the last release) and ''nineteen'' nineteen years after the namesake it recycles was released, Microsoft understandably did not dub the Xbox One installment ''Killer Instinct 3'' and instead opted for just the plain title.



* ''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]]'' (the original series) - Differentiating the numbered NES and GameBoy titles can get a bit tricky. With the exception of the first Game Boy game, which was subtitled ''Dr. Wily's Revenge'', [[http://www.retrogamenetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/mmeshop.jpg all the sequels used Roman numerals on their title screens]], until Capcom began unifiying the title logos with [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/playstation/mega-man-8-anniversary-edition/screenshots/gameShotId,109013/ Mega Man 8]], [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/xbox360/mega-man-9/screenshots/gameShotId,341358/ 9]] and [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/xbox360/mega-man-10/screenshots/gameShotId,430520/ 10]]. Fan communities used Arabic numerals for the NES versions (due to the logos used on their packaging art, which are designed differently from the title screen versions) and Roman numerals for their Game Boy counterparts. This was never an issue in Japan, where the ''Rockman'' sequels on the Famicom used Arabic numerals and subtitles (e.g. ''Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo''), whereas the Game Boy versions were actually part of a separate spinoff brand titled ''Rockman World''.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]]'' (the original series) - Differentiating the numbered NES and GameBoy Game Boy titles can get a bit tricky. With the exception of the first Game Boy game, which was subtitled ''Dr. Wily's Revenge'', [[http://www.retrogamenetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/mmeshop.jpg all the sequels used Roman numerals on their title screens]], until Capcom began unifiying the title logos with [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/playstation/mega-man-8-anniversary-edition/screenshots/gameShotId,109013/ Mega Man 8]], [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/xbox360/mega-man-9/screenshots/gameShotId,341358/ 9]] and [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/xbox360/mega-man-10/screenshots/gameShotId,430520/ 10]]. Fan communities used generally use Arabic numerals for the NES versions (due to the logos used on their packaging art, which are designed differently from the title screen versions) and Roman numerals for their Game Boy counterparts. This was never an issue in Japan, where the ''Rockman'' sequels on the Famicom used Arabic numerals and subtitles (e.g. ''Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo''), whereas the Game Boy versions were actually part of a separate spinoff brand titled ''Rockman World''.



* ''{{Shinobi}}'' - The 1987 side-scrolling action platformer for the arcade, the 2002 [=3D=] action game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, and a 2011 side-scrolling sequel for [=3DS=] (also known as ''Shinobi [=3D=]''). May also apply to ''The G.G. Shinobi'' for the GameGear, which was simply titled ''Shinobi'' on the American cover art (but still kept the original title in the actual game).

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* ''{{Shinobi}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' - The 1987 side-scrolling action platformer for the arcade, the 2002 [=3D=] action game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, and a 2011 side-scrolling sequel for [=3DS=] (also known as ''Shinobi [=3D=]''). May also apply to ''The G.G. Shinobi'' for the GameGear, UsefulNotes/GameGear, which was simply titled ''Shinobi'' on the American cover art (but still kept the original title in the actual game).



* ''PunchOut'' - There were ''three'' games called ''Punch-Out!!'': the 1984 arcade game, the 1987 NES game, and the 2009 Wii game. There were also two sequels titled ''Super Punch Out'': the one for the arcades in 1985 and one for the Super NES in 1994.

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* ''PunchOut'' ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' - There were ''three'' games called ''Punch-Out!!'': the 1984 arcade game, the 1987 NES game, and the 2009 Wii game. There were also two sequels titled ''Super Punch Out'': the one for the arcades in 1985 and one for the Super NES in 1994.



* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' - There's the original 16-bit game on the Genesis in 1991 (along with a really different 8-bit conversion for the Game Gear and Master System), and ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' for {{Xbox 360}} and PS3 in 2006. The 2006 game was commonly referred to as ''Sonic [=NextGen=]'', although that has since fallen out of use in favour of ''Sonic 2006'', mainly due to the fact it's no longer on a 'next' generation system.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' - There's the original 16-bit game on the Genesis in 1991 (along with a really different 8-bit conversion for the Game Gear and Master System), and ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' MilestoneCelebration game for {{Xbox 360}} Xbox 360 and PS3 [=PS3=] in 2006. The 2006 game was commonly referred to as ''Sonic [=NextGen=]'', although that has since fallen out of use in favour of ''Sonic 2006'', for ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', mainly due to the fact it's no longer on a 'next' generation system.



* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' can be referred to the Nintendo 64 original or the fourth installment duumvirate, if you ignore the latter's ''For UsefulNotes/WiiU'' and ''For UsefulNote/Nintendo3DS'' subtitles.



* MicrosoftWindows apparently will drop the version title after Windows 10, to be known simply as Windows.

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* MicrosoftWindows UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows apparently will drop the version title after Windows 10, to be known simply as Windows.
27th Mar '16 5:58:33 AM bwburke94
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' has two episodes named "Day One", the second of the first season and the first of the third season.

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' has two episodes named "Day One", the second of the first season and the first of the [[Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth third season.season]].
11th Mar '16 7:41:57 AM erforce
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-->-- Yahtzee, ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''

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-->-- Yahtzee, '''Yahtzee''', ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''



* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' has the [[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles NES game]] and [[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTheArcadeGame the arcade game]], both based on the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 first animated series]] and released roughly at the same time in 1989 (as such, the NES port of the arcade game was rebranded ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II'') and the 2003 multiplatform game by Konami based on the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 second animated series]]. The 2007 multiplatform game by Ubisoft based on the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles CGI film]] is simply titled ''TMNT'', much like the movie itself.

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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' has the [[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles NES game]] and [[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTheArcadeGame the arcade game]], both based on the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 first animated series]] and released roughly at the same time in 1989 (as such, the NES port of the arcade game was rebranded ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II'') and the 2003 multiplatform game by Konami based on the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 second animated series]]. The 2007 multiplatform game by Ubisoft based on the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles [[WesternANimation/{{TMNT}} CGI film]] is simply titled ''TMNT'', much like the movie itself.
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