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[[caption-width-right:320:Because OneGameForThePriceOfTwo wasn't enough, we now have one game for the price of ''three/four''. Not counting the [[VideoGameRemake remakes]]. (If you do count the remakes, it's more like TWO FOR THE PRICE OF NINE.) [[GottaCatchEmAll Gotta buy 'em all!]]]]
When a bigger and better version of a game is released a year or two after the original. Common features include more game modes, new gameplay segments, shinier graphics, harder [[DynamicDifficulty difficulty settings]], new weapons and costumes, and so forth.

Of course, this can be particularly annoying to people who purchased the original, who now have to pay up to $40 (or more) for a game they mostly already own. Or worse if it is released for a different console than the original, and they don't own that console.

When a classic game is recreated entirely for today, it's a [[VideoGameRemake remake]]; when fans consider the remake better than the original, it's a PolishedPort. Updated re-releases are also different from [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition collector's editions]] and should not be confused. The former comes out well after the original game is released and alters the gameplay significantly, whereas the latter is a more expensive version that comes out alongside the regular edition and offers bonus material separate from the core game.

It's also common for highly popular arcade games to get updated versions; those arcades that already own the game can buy an upgrade kit for far less than the cost of a cabinet.

This is mostly a console (and arcade) gaming trope, as extra material for PC games is typically released in the form of an ExpansionPack. It's becoming increasingly common, however, for PC games to be re-released as a bundle along with their expansion(s), typically with such titles as "Gold Edition" (not to be confused with "going gold"), "Platinum Edition", or "GameOfTheYearEdition".

By the same token, it's starting to become less prevalent (or at least less profitable) on console systems, as [[DownloadableContent DLC]] has made releasing entire new discs more a convenience for people who don't own it yet in any form, rather than a screw you to people who do. The current trend is for the "updated re-release" not to include the additional content on the disc and, instead, to provide a code to download the additional content.

It should also be noted that some companies, most notably [[Creator/{{Sony}} Sony Computer Entertainment America]], require a re-release to have a certain amount of new content or else it can't be released in that region. This is why some updated re-releases never see the light of day outside of Japan. After all, if you have a lot more "re-release" than "updated", you run the risk of CapcomSequelStagnation.

See also RegionalBonus, NoExportForYou.

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!!Examples (sorted by platform):

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[[folder:Amiga]]
* ''VideoGame/TheChaosEngine'' had an updated AGA version released in 1994 which redrew the original 32-color graphics in 256 colors.
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[[folder:Amstrad CPC]]
* The UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC version of ''Sorcery'', originally released by Virgin on cassette, was expanded from 40 screens to 75 and rereleased on disk under the Amsoft label as ''Sorcery+''.
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[[folder:Apple Macintosh]]
* ''GliderPRO'' was re-released on a CD which included over a dozen new houses.
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[[folder:Arcade Games]]
* Deliberately planned with the ArcadeGame ''VideoGame/AfterBurner''. The developers were unable to add a few features since they were forced to release the game under a certain deadline. The lead designer agreed to release the game, but only under the condition that he would be allow to make an upgrade kit later on. The upgrade kit was released as ''After Burner II'' and as a result most of the original cabinets ended up being converted.
** The same thing happened with ''Galaxy Force'', another Super Scaler arcade game.
* ''Batsugun'' had a Special Version that enhanced the game in a number of ways, including but not limited to adding loops with increasing difficulty, providing players with a SingleUseShield, increasing the power of bombs, and having many enemies release suicide bullets. The SegaSaturn port included both this version and the original one.
* Creator/{{Capcom}}'s {{fighting game}}s are notorious for this. The re-releases are mostly anticipated by the hardcore fans (i.e., the tournament scene) because typically the updated re-releases usually make changes that make the game more interesting and long lasting for TournamentPlay. The first edition of a Capcom fighting game tends to have several extreme GameBreaker characters or strategies, but by the last revision, Capcom has improved the game to the point that most of the cast is viable (although CharacterTiers are still apparent) and strategy is much more diverse. There's a reason ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo'', the butt of jokes among mainstream gamers, is so beloved by the tournament scene - four games worth of improvements produced a game where even the weakest character can win with the right strategy.
** After the original ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'', we got ''Champion Edition'', ''Hyper Fighting'', ''Super'', and ''Super Turbo''. All in a span of three years. And that's not even counting ''The Anniversary Edition'' that was released years later for the arcades. Or the various platform-specific variations like ''Super Turbo Revival'' for the Game Boy Advance or ''HD Remix'' for [=PlayStation=] Network and Xbox Live.
** The ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha]]''/''Zero'' series wasn't much better. After the first two ''Alpha'' games, there was a ''Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha'' for the arcade, but that came out only in Japan and Asia (the [=PlayStation=] and Saturn port got released as ''Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold'', which added Cammy to the roster). For ''Street Fighter Alpha 3'', Capcom simply added whatever extra character they wanted to add to the subsequent ports. The [=PS=], Saturn, and Dreamcast versions all added Guile, Dee Jay, Fei Long and T. Hawk, as well as storylines and endings for Juni, Juli, and Balrog. ''Alpha 3'' was then re-released for the arcades in Japan as ''Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper'' with all the console extras and from there it got ported to the [=GBA=] (with Maki, Eagle, and Jun from ''Capcom vs. SNK 2'' added to the roster), [=PSP=] (with Ingrid from ''Capcom Fighting Evolution'' added as well) and PS2 (as a bonus game in ''Alpha Anthology'', minus the extra characters in the handheld versions).
** And then when ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' did come around, they gave us ''2nd Impact'' and ''3rd Strike''.
** The tradition continues with ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''. It has gotten two updates: ''Super Street Fighter IV'' and ''Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition''. A third one, ''Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Ver. 2012'', came out soon afterward.
*** And now we're getting ''Ultra Street Fighter IV''.
** ''Vampire Savior'', the third game in Capcom's ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' series, received not one, but two upgraded re-releases for the arcades in Japan only months after the original game: ''Vampire Savior 2'' and ''Vampire Hunter 2''. Both re-releases essentially bring back Donovan, Huitzil, and Pyron, the three characters from ''Night Warriors'' missing in ''Vampire Savior'', but does so by substituting characters from the original ''Vampire Savior'': J. Talbain, Rikuo, and Sasquatch in ''Vampire Savior 2''; and the four new characters from ''Vampire Savior'' in ''Vampire Hunter 2''. Thankfully, for the SegaSaturn and PlayStation versions of the game, Capcom simply included all the characters from the three versions.
* Many shooters developed by {{Cave}} fall under this, often retitled as "[original game name] [color] Label."
** ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi]]'' got an update in ''[=DoDonPachi=] Campaign Version''. Unfortunately, only one PCB of it has ever been released, given to the world record high score holder. All other copies of the game remain in Cave's possession.[[note]]Cave currently claims they only made that one PCB and then lost every copy of the source code. However, Cave had two copies of the game on display at the 2006 Cave Matsuri; this likely means the source code and remaining [=PCBs=] are simply a closely-guarded secret.[[/note]]
** ''[=DoDonPachi=] dai ou jou'' to ''[=DoDonPachi=] dai ou jou Black Label''.
** ''Mushihime-sama'' to ''Mushihime-sama Black Label''.
** ''Mushihime-sama Futari'' was rereleased not once, but ''three'' times: a version 1.5 rerelease with rebalanced stages and scoring system, a version 1.01 rerelease that has 1.0's stages with 1.5's mechanics, and a Black Label rerelease with new shot types, more changes to scoring, and a new HarderThanHard mode called God mode (which has [[IThoughtItMeant nothing to do with]] GodModding) that replaces Ultra mode and offers a new TrueFinalBoss. Versions 1.5 and 1.01 as well as Black Label are available on the [[NoExportForYou region-]][[SubvertedTrope free]] Xbox 360 port...but you need a code card that [[LuckBasedMission shipped with random copies of the port]] to get Version 1.01, and you need to buy Black Label off of the Xbox Live Marketplace.
** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Dai-Fukkatsu'' is also getting the Black Label treatment.
* ''[[VideoGame/DaytonaUSA Daytona USA 2]]'' got an upgrade kit called ''Daytona USA 2: Power Edition''. It changed the announcer's voice, replaced the [[SceneryPorn really nice looking Beginner track]] with a more generic and NASCAR-like Beginner track, added a new Challenge track that had you go through all 3 courses, and added the [[GuestFighter Hornet car]] from the original ''Daytona USA''.
* ''VideoGame/FatalFury Special'' was a heavily revised version of ''Fatal Fury 2'' with more characters. However, ''Real Bout Fatal Fury Special'' does not have a similar relationship to ''Real Bout Fatal Fury''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}: Dark Legacy'' was an updated version of ''Gauntlet Legends'', adding four new characters, new areas, and {{Combos}}.
* ''VideoGame/GHOSTSquad Evolution'' adds nothing new to the version that uses cards, but grants you access to everything that a fully-leveled up card has, without needing a card. If you're coming from the watered-down version that has only four mission levels and four weapons, however, ''Evolution'' is a HUGE update.
* And then there's ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear XX'' and it's updates, Guilty Gear XX #Reload (balance tweaks and making Robo-Ky playable from the start,) Slash (more balance tweaks, the introduction of A.B.A. from Isuka and Order Sol, and two new stages,) Accent Core (introduction of the Force Break, Slashbacks and throw breaks, two new music tracks, and more balance tweaks, but the removal of Story Mode, Kliff and Justice) and finally Accent Core Plus (introduction of a new Story Mode, reintroduction of Kliff and Justice, and a new survival mode.)
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '98: Ultimate Match'' features every character from '94 to '97, online play, a color edit mode, a custom mode where players could set any combination of super meter and subsystems, and arranged soundtrack. Unlike most updated re-releases, which are released shortly after the original, ''Ultimate Match'' was released in 2008, a decade after the original.
** This was followed by ''The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match'', which is to 2002 what '98 UM was to '98. It's a VideoGameRemake, actually. All the fighters from 1999 to 2002 (except K9999, who is now replaced with an original character called "Nameless") are present here in the game.
** Predating both of these is ''The King of Fighters '94: Re-Bout'', which included remastered sprites, new 3D backgrounds full of ever-changing cameos, the addition of a team edit function (the original game had fixed teams), rewritten gameplay rules to balance the game, and the inclusion of Saisyu Kusanagi (a character not introduced until 1995). This was released in 2004, also a decade following its first release. It's also a VideoGameRemake.
** ''The King of Fighters XIII'' had a few balance adjustments made when fit was released on consoles. The arcade version later obtained these adjustments (in addition to the previously console-exclusive DLC characters NESTS Kyo, Iori with the Power of Flames, and Mr. Karate) as part of an update entitled ''The King of Fighters XIII Climax.''
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'' removed all of the PaletteSwap ninjas from the previous two games with the exception of a [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks now unmasked Sub-Zero]] and the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot robot]] version of Smoke. Midway attempted to compensate for this by releasing ''Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3'', which brought back Scorpion, Kitana, and the all the ninjas from ''Mortal Kombat II'', while introducing [[UrbanLegendOfZelda one previously fake one]] to the series.
** ''Mortal Kombat Trilogy'', the final unique iteration of ''Mortal Kombat 3'', takes things UpToEleven by bringing back Baraka, Raiden and Kintaro, who were last seen in MK2 ([[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist mainly because two of the three were DEAD]]) and Goro, who was supposed to have been KilledOffForReal at the end of the original ''Mortal Kombat'' in addition to a handful of battlezones from the first game and ALL the battlezones from the second game. In addition to this, they included alternate versions of Raiden and Kano, coming from the first game, and Jax and Kung Lao, coming from the second. [[UpToEleven Additionally]], they also introduced the super-secret AllYourColorsCombined grey male and female ninjas Chameleon and Kahmeleon.
* ''Pac-Man Plus'' featured the same characters and same maze as the original ''VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}'', but changed the fruits and gave the power pellets some new random effects.
* G.rev's ''VideoGame/SenkoNoRonde'' was re-released twice in arcades; the first time with ''Senko no Ronde NEW Ver.'' to address many of the problems with the initial release of the game concerning gameplay balance and whatnot, and the second time with ''Senko no Ronde SP'' which used the some of the features seen in the Xbox 360 port of the game and further balancing.
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[[folder:Game Boy/Game Boy Color]]
* ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', for Western players, had a sort of update in ''Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition''. For Japanese players, the ''Blue'' version was an update of the original ''Red'' and ''Green''.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' had its obligatory update in the form of ''Pokémon Crystal'', whose new features were also implemented in the fourth-generation remakes ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]''.
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[[folder:Game Boy Advance]]
* ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', as with the previous two generations, received an update in the form of ''Pokémon Emerald''. The remakes of ''Red'' and ''Blue''/''Green'', ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'', did not get an updated re-release like the games they are remakes of.
* The original release of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Advance'' was marred with bugs and lag. An improved version was released in Japan shortly after and used as the basis for the European release. (The update [[NoExportForYou never made it to America]], but since the European version is in English and GBA games are region-free...)
* The entire ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' saga was re-released for the DS as ''Mega Man Zero Collection'', which added an "Easy Scenario" for beginners by giving players most of the upgrades from the start, fixed some of the translation errors, takes advantage of the DS's extra X and Y buttons, and an gallery with unlockable images from the series. It also brought over the e-Reader Mod Cards that was only available in the Japanese version of ''Mega Man Zero 3'', which can be unlocked by playing through the games.
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[[folder:IBM PC/Windows Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' was re-released for the PC as the 'Director's Cut Edition', which features a few new types of missions, such as Archer Assassination Challenges.
* ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]: Game of the Year Edition'', released a year after the original, has a new level and new unlockables.
* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' was originally released on five discs plus the Tales of The Sword Coast disc. It was later re-released as a three-disc game, reducing the amount of CD-swapping a player must do.
** In late 2012 an enhanced edition was released with some new things, some backported things from ''Baldur's Gate II'' and some graphical updates. Then, in 2013 an enhanced edition of ''Baldur's Gate II'' was released, carrying over the engine upgrades and the new things (plus some more additions) from the enhanced edition of the first game. Finally (as of 2014), ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'' got one, porting over the game to the ''BGEE'' version of the engine, and adding some new things (and finishing [[DummiedOut some things that were originally left out of the game]]).
* The PC game ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', created completely by one man who goes by the name of Pixel, was picked up by NipponIchiSoftware and released for WiiWare and DSiWare with bonus features. This version was converted back to the PC via {{Steam}}.
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn'' had 'Gold' or 'Windows 95' Edition released two years after the original came out. It was essentially a backport of all the enhancements the Windows-version of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' had to the original game, the big one being that it ran [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in Windows 95 rather than MS-DOS]].
* The entire ''VideoGame/{{Creatures}}'' series was rereleased by Website/GOGDotCom as ''The Albian Years''[[labelnote:*]]''Creatures'' and ''Creatures 2''[[/labelnote]], ''Exodus''[[labelnote:*]]''Creatures 3'' and ''Docking Station''[[/labelnote]], and ''Village''[[labelnote:*]]''Creatures Adventures'' and ''Creatures Playground''[[/labelnote]]. The main purpose of these was to fix the [[GameBreakingBug Game Breaking Bugs]] that left a lot of the norns [[TooDumbToLive dead as a result of their own stupidity]] in the original releases.
* ''VideoGame/{{Descent}} II: The Infinite Abyss'' had a remixed CD soundtrack and was bundled with the ''Vertigo'' ExpansionPack and the ''Mission Builder'' level editor.
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'' received the updated ''BFG Edition'' after 8 years. The primary focus is bringing the game to consoles[[note]]it was released near the tail end of TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames, but none of the consoles in that generation could really handle it as well as a PC could[[/note]], but the new edition is available for purchase on PC as well. Updated features are improved lighting and rendering (albeit not as modernized as, say, the fan-made Sikkmod), support for 3D tv displays, the addition of achievements and checkpoints, and a new set of several levels known as "the Lost Missions". It also includes the Xbox Live Arcade versions of the classic ''Ultimate Doom'' and ''Doom II'', also serving as the first official PC release of the "No Rest for the Living" bonus levels made for that port.
** ''Doom'' has had quite a few of these. ''The Ultimate Doom'' was a commercial re-release of the first game, which included a fourth episode to bridge the gap between it and ''Doom II'' (for what little that's worth, given the [[ExcusePlot bare-bones story]]). Around the same time was ''Doom95'', a port of the engine designed to work with Windows 95, made in response to estimates stating that ''Doom'' was installed on more computers than Win95 was[[note]]as an interesting tidbit: the team that made the port was lead by none other than [[Creator/ValveSoftware Gabe Newell]][[/note]].
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' had the "Atomic Edition", which included an extra episode, new enemies, a new weapon, greater mod support, and CPU bots in multiplayer. The extra content was also available in an ExpansionPack called the "Plutonium [=PAK=]".
* Nearly three years after ''VideoGame/DungeonDefenders'' came to the PC, the "definitive version" of the game, entitled ''Dungeon Defenders Infinity'', was released, including all DownloadableContent, redesigned gameplay balance and cross-platform play.
* ''[[VideoGame/AdventuresOfLolo Eggerland for Windows 95]]'' was re-released a few years later as ''Revival! Eggerland'', updated to run on Windows 98 and Windows ME.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' got a Game of the Year Deluxe Edition, which is bundled with the two biggest official DownloadableContent released (Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles). This edition, among other things, is an ideal prerequisite for [[GameMod modding]]. Unfortunately, there is currently no version of Oblivion for Xbox 360 or PS3 that has all DLC pre-installed.
* The PC version of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' was re-released in 2012 as a downloadable title on Steam and the Creator/SquareEnix online store. The rendering engine was replaced with one that was originally a fan-made patch, the [=FMVs=] were upscaled, and a bunch of bugs and translation errors were fixed. A 2013 patch brought the music files, already changed from MIDI to OGG format, up to [=PlayStation=] quality.
* Rockin' Android tends to add new features of older doujin PC games in their localizations:
** The ''[[VideoGame/GundemoniumSeries Gundemonium Collection]]'' on PC localized by Rockin' Android crosses with this and CompilationRerelease (although the updated versions be purchased individually) when it was re-released on to {{Steam}} as the ''Steam Edition'' in 2011 (which became available to {{Desura}} a year later). This version of the ''Gundemonium Collection'' featured online co-operative play for ''[=GundeadliGne=]'', online leaderboards, Steam Achievements, and a ([[SoOkayItsAverage much-need]]) overhaul on the game's music front. The arrangements of each game's soundtrack was done by DM Ashura (of ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' and ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}}'' fame) who handled the arranged soundtracks of ''Gundemonium Recollection'' and ''[=GundeadliGne=]'', while Woofle handled the arrangement of ''Hitogata Happa''[='=]s soundtrack. It also allows players to enable or disable the censorship due to the [[{{Fanservice}} severe lack of clothing]] on some the bosses by a simple configuration file editing, [[{{Bowdlerise}} which was forced upon]] the {{PlayStation Network}} version.
** The [=PlayStation=] 3 release ''[[VideoGame/{{SUGURI}} Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition]]'' featured HD visuals with redrawn character artwork and sprites (due to Sony's ExecutiveMeddling), and sharable replays via Website/YouTube. An updated version of game was re-released in 2012 on Desura ''Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD'', which combines both the original base game and the expansion pack into one package, gives players the option of using the original game's graphics or the updated [=PlayStation=] Network visuals, improved control configuration customization, and higher native resolution.
** ''VideoGame/CrescentPaleMist'' was brought over to the [=PlayStation=] 3 via [=PlayStation=] Network with update visuals and redrawn character artwork, online leaderboards, and an AntiFrustrationFeature with warp orbs that can undo platforming mistakes for a brief moment of time.
** ''VideoGame/BunnyMustDie''[='=]s overseas release features higher native resolution, a new HUD for widescreen, optional updated visuals and a remixed soundtrack provided by Woofle. It also corrects the saving penalty in the original.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife1: Source'', which is the original ''Half-Life'' on the Source engine. ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'' had a similar rerelease.
** The update and Mac port of ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' and ''Episode One'', which run on Valve's newer engine, is related, except that it's free to anyone who already owned the game (and installs on your system, overwriting the original, whether you wanted it or not).
* The original ''Hidden & Dangerous'' had a 'Deluxe' edition that bundled together the original game and expansion pack on one CD, and gave the graphics engine a ''very'' minor upgrade. It doesn't seem to have sold well, and eventually became a free download that included a mission editor.
* A comparatively early example in the computer game arena is ''TheJourneymanProject''. The original was released for Macintosh, and then on Windows. The Windows version was, however, unplayably sluggish and was shortly rereleased as ''The Journeyman Project Turbo!''. (It was still unbearably slow, but mostly due to its being an InteractiveMovie.) Also later [[VideoGameRemake remade]] a few years later as ''Pegasus Prime'', of course Mac exclusive.
* ''VideoGame/{{Myth}} II: Soulblighter'' was rereleased by Creator/TakeTwoInteractive as ''Myth II: Worlds'', with two extra [=CDs=] of user-created content.
* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' got a Game Of The Year Edition in 2001, which added a four-level mission, new textures and models, a map editor, source code, game music CD, and strategy guide.
* The original ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' for the PC was updated multiple times. First was ''Rayman Gold'' for computers, which added a couple extra features and included a LevelEditor. ''Rayman Forever'' was released a year later with over fifty new levels and a level creator; then came ''Rayman Collector'', a [[NoExportForYou France-exclusive]] package with some new levels.
* ''VideoGame/RedBaron II'' was an expanded revision of its predecessor, with new aircraft and an overhauled campaign system. Unfortunately, the game was quite buggy, so the designers released a major patch to fix most of the bugs and add multiplayer and 3D graphics support. This new version was later released itself as the standalone ''Red Baron 3D''.
* ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland: Special Edition'' seems to straddle this trope and VideoGameRemake: The game is essentially the same as the original, and even has all the old visuals still intact, but also adds brand-new redrawn graphics, rearranged music, a cleaner user interface, and a full voiceover soundtrack performed by the cast of ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland''.
** And then they did the same thing for the sequel, ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge: Special Edition''. The upgrade has all the features of the ''Secret'' re-release, but adds a commentary track recorded by the three creators of ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' (TimSchafer, [[TelltaleGames Dave Grossman]], and Ron Gilbert), plus a concept art gallery featuring backgrounds created for the original game (including some that were ultimately cut), as well as character design art from the brand-new high-resolution makeover.
* ''SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle'' was rereleased with new content as ''SWAT 3: Elite Edition'' and again with more content as ''SWAT 3: Tactical Game of the Year Edition'', however both were made available as patches for older versions (although only people who bought [=TGotYE=] were able to get the disc featuring videos of Blackwater demonstrating tactics).
* ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}: The Dark Project'' was rereleased with several new levels, appropriately enough as ''Thief Gold''. Unfortunately - in Australia at least - the two versions you are likely to find are a secondhand original TTDP or the much-later budget edition, which is also only the original levels. *sob*
* LucasArts did this notoriously with ''VideoGame/TIEFighter''. Although the final edition of the game was labelled the "[[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Collector's CD Rom Edition]]", it was released a full three years after the original game had been released, and its main draw other than updated graphics was that it ''finally'' allowed the player to complete the campaign of the original. In other words, those who had bought the game originally were required to buy it again in order to ''finish it.''
* ''Franchise/TombRaider 1'', 2 and 3 all had "gold" editions of the PC versions released a year or two after they came out, not only having a budget price, but each including a pseudo-ExpansionPack with around 4-6 new levels. In the case of VideoGame/TombRaider 1, the gold edition also gave the option to play the game using a 3D card.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' games fall almost directly into this trope, though the bonus packs and mods are all free for online downloading:
** ''VideoGame/{{Unreal|I}} '''Gold''''' packaged the original game and its expansion, ''Return to Na-Pali'', in the version of the Unreal engine created for ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament''.
** ''Unreal Tournament: '''Game of the Year''''' added 2 community-made mods and their first 3 bonus packs into the original UT.
** '''''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004''''' was this to ''Unreal Tournament 2003''. It also has another Updated Rerelease in the form of ''Unreal Tournament 2004: '''Editor's Choice Edition''''' which added several maps, characters and vehicles, plus a set of 10 community-made mods.
** The latest is ''VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII: '''Black Edition''''' which has both [=UT3=] and the official Titan Pack. It's only sold through Steam, though owners of the PlayStation3 version can also optionally download all the content included in the Titan Pack.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' had an Enhanced Edition with several fixes and completely re-recorded dialog. Since the stories it was based on weren't even translated into English until the game was well into production (and the game was expected to have little appeal except to existing fans), the original English-translation dialog was bare bones and seemed thrown together. The changes were available in a multi-gigabyte patch, though.
** ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings'' did much the same thing.
* ''VideoGame/{{Worms}} and Reinforcements United'', alias ''Worms United'', bundled the original game with its ''Reinforcements'' ExpansionPack, adding extra levels and sounds and some bug fixes.
* ''VideoGame/EtherVapor'' was re-released in 2011 with ''ETHER VAPOR Remaster'', which updated the graphics (although its options are not as vast as ''[[VideoGame/FairyBloom Fairy Bloom Freesia]]''), enhanced sound quality, online leaderboards, and easier unlockable content.
* ''VideoGame/{{Rune}}'' was re-released to Steam in 2012 and GOG.com in 2013 as ''Rune Classic'', containing the original game and the ''Halls of Valhalla'' expansion pack, adds the enemies seen in the [=PlayStation=] 2 version, and streamlined the larger levels of the game.
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[[folder:[=iOS Games=]]]
* The first three ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' games have been re-released for the [[IOSGames iPhone and iPad]] as ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD'' featuring high-definition graphics, two forms of play and an "Everyone Object!" mode which links the game up with {{Website/Twitter}}.
** The original DS games are also this in Japan, as they were originally released on the GameBoyAdvance a few years before. In fact, when the first game was released in the DS, a brand new case was created specifically talking advantage of the DS's new mechanics. The games also provide a language selection between Japanese and English, which is sadly missing in the fourth installment.
** These games are also being repackaged (with graphics similar to the [=iOS=] version) as ''Gyakuten Saiban 123: Naruhodou Selection'' (ENG: ''Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection'') in Japan on the Nintendo [=3DS=].
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[[folder:Multi-Platform Games]]
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Bully}} Bully: Scholarship Edition]]'', which adds more missions, new high school classes, new items and clothing, and two-player {{Mini Game}}s.
* ''[[VideoGame/AloneInTheDark2008 Alone in the Dark: Inferno]]'' is the ps3 version of Alone in the Dark, it has a new boss fight, fixed the controls, added a checkpoint in a particular tough spot.
* ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' released in the ps3 has some extra dungeons and bosses and the difficulty is up to eleven, some of the cutscenes changed as well.
* ''{{Burnout}} Paradise'' was re-released as "The Ultimate Box". For your money, the disc included three sets of DLC; Menu, weather, and time updates (free upgrade), Bikes (was free anyway), and Party Mode controller sharing multiplayer (available to buy for about a thousand points on Xbox Live). Was not worth purchasing new (esp. if you already had the original) but the price has now come down to the point where it's the same to buy as the original itself, so worth picking over the original if you don't own it.
* ''VideoGame/CelDamage'' was brought over to the Playstation 2 with ''Cel Damage Overdrive'', which offers several gameplay tweaks, new weapons, a health bar, and more. Unfortunately, [[NoExportForYou it was never released outside of Europe.]]
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising2: Off the Record'' is a version of ''Dead Rising 2'' with Frank West, the hero of the original game, as the protagonist instead of Chuck Greene. It's been significantly rebalanced to remove several of the {{Scrappy Mechanic}}s from the original version (such as adding a checkpoint system and replacing the walkie talkie with a hands-free headset), and also has a new gameplay area, some new content, and three new bosses.
* ''{{VideoGame/Fable|I}}'' was later rereleased as ''Fable: The Lost Chapters'' with brand new content.
** And then "Fable: The Lost Chapters" got one as "Fable Anniversary" released for the 10th anniversary of the original.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' got one, with all of the DLC installed on it. This was a particularly big deal for the PS3 version, as the DLC was released there later than the 360 and PC versions.
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has an Ultimate Edition, which, like ''Fallout 3'', has all the DLC on it.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' was pulled from stores after the Hot Coffee incident and the {{Media Watchdog}}s had a field day with it. Rockstar tried to justify a rerelease of the game (while making the "offensive" bit truly inaccessible to keep the game rated M) by including a "behind the scenes" of a movie and a 30 minute cut scene showing events that occurred before the beginning of the game. Some glitches and bugs were also fixed, while [[ScrappyLevel Supply Lines]] was made beatable. PC modders tend to avoid the updated PC version as it made modding, well, harder.
* ''LivingBooks'' re-released ''[[Literature/LittleCritter Just Grandma and Me]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Arthur's Birthday]]'' in the late 90's. Both of the games turned up the resolution (so now the pages are bigger and have more to click on), and added a few minigames. ''Just Grandma and Me'' gave us a UI to switch the languages (rather than using the "1" and "2" keys), and it removed the Japanese language, while adding French and German. It also added a sticker feature, although most found it entirely pointless. ''Arthur's Birthday'' took out the Spanish language, but did add a minigame to play through the whole book.
* ''VideoGame/LodeRunner: The Legend Returns'' was followed a year later by ''Lode Runner Online: Mad Monks' Revenge''. In addition to the titular online mode, ''Mad Monks' Revenge'' featured an extended story mode, new objects, new tilesets, and bugfixes over ''The Legend Returns'', along with the code being updated to run on newer computers.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' has an update called ''Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3'' (for the first time in the ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series), featuring 12 new characters, as well as new stages, re-balancing, and other additions.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' has a Komplete Edition, which includes the 4 DLC fighters and all the classic costumes. Also, the online multiplayer is compatible with the original [=MK9=].
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' received an HD version for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 called "Heroes' Paradise" (or "Red Zone" in Japan), which added a whole array of new bonus features, new control schemes made to fit the systems' peripherals, and uncensored violence outside of the American release. However, the Xbox 360 version was never released outside of Japan.
* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' was re-released as ''Skies of Arcadia: Legends'' with new world discoveries and ship battles. The game also added new features such as collecting the bounties of rogue pirates, a new side quest and, if the player got 100% on collecting treasure chests and discoveries, an epilogue chapter after the credits.
* ''StarWars: TheForceUnleashed'' is a pretty {{egregious}} example. First they release the "Ultimate Sith Edition" in the fancy tin with collectors' cards (one card included; collect all ten!), all the [[DownloadableContent DLC]], etc. Pretty standard procedure for a Game of the Year edition, except the reviews didn't get it anywhere close enough to being 2008's Game of the Year by anyone's count, so hence the "Ultimate Sith Edition." So anyway, this edition of the game contains all the past DLC, ''plus'' an exclusive level with exclusive [[CosmeticAward achievements]] that LucasArts pretty specifically said you wouldn't be able to get anywhere else. Naturally, this angered a lot of fans who had already bought all of the DLC, and didn't want to pay $40 for $10 worth of content. So for those of them that ''did'', imagine their surprise when LucasArts announced out of the blue a few months later that hey, the exclusive level can be downloaded by anyone now! This makes the "Ultimate Sith Edition" even more worthless, when you consider that they didn't even make new menus.
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[[folder:Nintendo DS]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters Joker 2 Professional'' was announced less than 6 months after the original's release. This variant may hint at a US release, as the US release of Joker had balance changes that were not backported properly to the Japanese Joker game -- if they were making balance changes for the US game, they would have to rerelease those changes in Japan.
* ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven 3'' had what may possibly be the fastest turnaround yet of an Updated Rerelease, with ''Inazuma Eleven 3: The Ogre'' released in Japan a mere 5 1/2 months after the original. It replaced the [[TwoLinesNoWaiting subplot]] with a new one based on the TheMovie of the anime adaptation (released a week after ''The Ogre''), culminating in an extra story chapter with a BonusBoss. It also added a bunch of various features, bug fixes, and new optional sidequests and postgame content, plus tweaks to some of the original content.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', as with the previous three generations, had an obligatory ''Platinum'' update.
** The spin-off ''[[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Pokémon Mystery Dungeon]]'' has gotten into the act as well, with ''Explorers of Sky'' adding new Special Episodes, selectable leads, dungeons, items and other goodies to ''Time/Darkness''. Explorers of Sky does, however, avert the usual OneGameForThePriceOfTwo trend, being fully completable without requiring either of the previous versions.
** To the surprise of pretty much everybody, this ''didn't'' happen for ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. Instead, the fifth generation games got [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 full-blown sequels]], which was completely unheard of for non-spinoff Pokémon games.
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[[folder:Nintendo [=3DS=]]]
* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' initially got a remake with polygon character models and stages replacing the sprites of the original released for retail. Later it also received a digital download only version that was the same as a previously released Steam version with the 3D depth effect added for the backgrounds with previous sprites.
* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' received a updated rerelease that included voice work, enhanced graphics and added game content to the previous Nintendo DS version, with the subtitle ''Overclocked'' attached. Its sequel ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' is set to see another such update for release later in 2013 with the subtitle ''Break Record''.
* Given the track record of Creator/SquareEnix, ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' ended up having an updated version in the works called ''Bravely Default: For the Sequel''. The reason for the odd subtitle is that the game features the updated battle and UI system developed for ''Bravely Second''. Of course those aren't the only changes, the rest being similar to the International versions/Final Mixes for ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' respectively, [[spoiler:including a new post-credits cutscene featuring the sequel's protagonist.]] Thankfully, [[RemadeForTheExport the localization]] was based on this version instead of the original.
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[[folder:Nintendo Entertainment System]]
* Nintendo released an updated NES port of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' called ''Donkey Kong - Original Edition'', which included the Factory level and cutscenes from the Arcade version that were missing from the first NES version. It was a very limited release, however:
** 2010: Pre-installed on Mario 25th Anniversary edition Wii consoles available only in Europe.
** 2012: Available as a free download for the [=3DS=] Virtual Console, but only if you registered the purchase of one of a select few games via download, and only for a limited time (by January 6, 2013 in North America, and earlier in Japan). No plans for a wider release have been announced.
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[[folder:Nintendo 64]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'' received a more polished and complete update known as ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLegacyOfDarkness'', featuring two more playable characters and some remixed levels.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' was rereleased as ''Master Quest'' (AKA ''Ura Zelda''), which contained alternate versions of dungeons. It was available for the first time in North America as a PreOrderBonus for reserving ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' received an updated version in 2004 as one of the launch titles for the DS.
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[[folder:Nintendo [=GameCube=]]]
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' had one called ''Viewtiful Joe: Revival'', released [[NoExportForYou only in Japan]], that added a new difficulty [[EasierThanEasy even easier than "Kids"]], called "Sweet". "Sweet" mode was also included in the [[PolishedPort PS2 version]], which was released everywhere.
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' had ''Sonic Adventure DX'', which added mission mode, updated graphics, and Metal Sonic. The PC version has [[GameMod a crap ton of other characters too like Super Sonic and Shadow, thanks to the community]]
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' had ''Sonic Adventure 2: Battle'', which included Chao Karate and updated multiplayer. The game was rereleased again a few years later for the {{Xbox 360}}, {{Playstation 3}} and the PC through Steam, including a number of achievements/trophies and the Battle content as {{DLC}}.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' had new features added in the PAL version, such as rebalanced ammo placement and drops, beefed up some of the weaker weapons, and a new Easy difficulty. A [=PlayStation=] 2 port of the game was released months after the original [=GameCube=] version with added features, such as the new Separate Ways campaign that follows through Ada Wong's point of view of the main storyline, a new unlockable weapon, a new set of costumes for Leon and Ashley, and extra bug fixes. The [=PlayStation=] 2 version's extra content was later included in the Wii re-release of the game in 2007, subtitled ''Wii edition'' with the ability to use the Wii remote's pointer to aim and shoot enemies. An HD Edition of the game was later brought to [=PlayStation=] 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 with higher native resolution, added shadows and colored lighting, and online leaderboards. The Xbox 360 version of the HD Edition also served as the basis for the Ultimate HD Edition for PC, with the added option of using hi-res textures, smoother frame-rate, and mouse and keyboard support.
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[[folder:PC-98]]
* ''DragonSlayerIIXanadu'' was released twice for the PC98. The first version, released in 1986, was a straight port of the PC88 version, like most early PC98 games. The 1995 rerelease, ''Revival Xanadu'', had redrawn sprites and character art with more color, though the ugly 1980s dithered backgrounds remained.
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[[folder:[=PlayStation=]]]
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' was rereleased for the [=PlayStation=] in Japan as ''Metal Gear Solid: Integral''. It has all the extra content from the overseas versions of the game (namely the addition of multiple difficulty settings, English voice acting, and demo theater), as well as a couple more easter eggs to the main game such as a game mode which alternates the patrol routes for enemy soldiers, a rather impractical first-person mode (you can move and shoot in first person, but you can't see where you're aiming), a couple of hidden codec frequencies ([[DVDCommentary one of them featuring commentary from the developers]]) and [[AndYourRewardIsClothes a hidden sneaking suit outfit for Meryl]]. The main addition to ''Integral'', however, was a bonus disc with over 300 VR Missions. Instead of releasing the whole ''Integral'' set outside Japan, Konami released the VR Disc by itself as ''Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions'' in North America (as a stand-alone expansion) and ''Metal Gear Solid: Special Missions'' in Europe (which required a copy of the original ''MGS''). The ''Integral'' version did serve as the basis for the PC port of [=MGS=].
* Excluding ports and remakes, the original ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' was re-released twice on the original PlayStation: the ''Director's Cut'' and the ''Dual Shock ver.'' The former featured the original game and alternate version that added new camera angles, re-arranged item and enemy placement, new outfits for the main characters, and one new enemy monster ([[spoiler:the zombie version of Forrest]]), while the ''Dual Shock ver.'' is the same thing, only with added rumble support and substituted the original music with a new soundtrack, the latter of which was a letdown for many fans.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' also received a Dual Shock edition in less than a year after the original version was out (which introduced the "Extreme Battle" minigame that became the basis for the "Mercenaries" minigame in later installments).
* The Japanese version of ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' (''Shiritsu Justice Gakuen'') received a stand-alone expansion in the form of ''Shiritsu Justice Gakuen: Nekketsu Seisyun Nikki 2'' exclusively for the [=PlayStation=] - the title is a reference to a "life sim" mode featured in the Japanese PS version of the original game. ''Nekketsu Seisyun Nikki 2'' featured an expanded version of that life sim mode and added two new playable characters to the main fighting game: Ran and Nagare. Since Capcom omitted the life sim mode in the overseas versions of ''Rival Schools'', they chose not to localize ''Nekketsu Seisyun Nikki 2'' either.
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[[folder:[=PlayStation=] 2]]
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry [[ColonCancer 3: Dante's Awakening: Special Edition]]'', which featured a brand new playable character (Vergil), new boss fights, rebalanced difficulty, a new "survival mode," and more.
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx: The Conspiracy'' was released two years after the original game, and had better graphics and some upgraded cutscenes (the conversation between Bob Page and Walton Simons is now a full animatic rather than using the in-game engine), though at the cost of segmented maps.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 International+ Last Mission'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII International Zodiac Job System'', besides bringing to Japan changes made for the North American releases, provide important new content and/or severe retweaking of the gameplay system. This being [[SquareEnix SquareSoft]], none of these are available to non-Japanese speaking players.
** Final Fantasy X got an international version as well, featureing bonus bosses and a second sphere grid option, which while smaller, allowed for free customization.
** Even better, Final Fantasy X is getting an HD Remaster for PS3 along with Final Fantasy X-2. Both of these games will be based on their International versions described above.
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear X'' got one in the form of ''Guilty Gear X Plus'' for the PS2, though sadly it was [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]]. This version included a prototype story mode, Mission mode and Kliff and Justice as playable characters.
* Endemic to the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series:
** The original ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' has a ''Final Mix'' edition [[NoExportForYou released only in Japan]]. It's getting ''another'' rerelease entitled ''Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD [=ReMIX=]'' that contains all of the ''Final Mix'' content and some other things... and guess what else? '''It's coming to America and Europe in the fall!'''
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII: Final Mix+'' includes several new cutscenes, an extra ending leading up to the sequel, hordes of new extra-hard optional bosses, and a complete 3D remake of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]''. None of this is available outside Japan, with the exception of the ''Chain of Memories'' remake, released in North America as ''Re:Chain of Memories''.
** ''Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD [=ReMIX=]'' has been announced for a 2014 release, which will contain ''Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix'', ''Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix'' and cutscenes from ''Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded''.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' became ''Substance'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' became ''Subsistence''.
** ''Substance'' added, among another things, a slew of VR missions, new game modes, an additional cutscene depicting Raiden running across the oil fence after [[spoiler:Emma gets stabbed]], and even a [[UnexpectedGameplayChange skateboarding mini-game]].
** ''Subsistence'' added an upgraded camera system, an online multiplayer mode, the MSX ''Metal Gear'' games, humorous animated shorts, and more.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}: FES'', which was cheaper than the original game even though it was, essentially, a new, complete UpdatedRerelease. Then again, the original Persona 3 also came with an artbook and soundtrack CD...
** ''FES'' also comes with an entire additional game. Titled "The Answer" ("Episode Aigis" in Japan) it gives the spotlight to fan-favorite robot girl Aigis, giving us a look at how everyone is adjusting to the return to normalcy after the end of their adventure. At least until they all get thrown into a GroundhogDayLoop, necessitating a new quest. Oh, and it's also [[NintendoHard tough as hell]].
* ''VideoGame/RogueGalaxy'' received the updated "Director's Cut" version, which was the edition released internationally.
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' received two of these:
** The first one, subtitled ''Maniax''. The major addition was a BonusDungeon: a five-floored, mind-boggling hard (even by the game's own NintendoHard standards) BonusLevelOfHell called the Amala Labyrinth, that amongst other things filled in some of the missing plot exposition, offered a shiny new ending (and BonusBoss) if you were able to complete it and allowed you to fight (and eventually recruit into your party) Dante of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''. Fortunately, it was this version that was localised and released in the West.
** The second one, subtitled ''Chronicles''. It contains the content of the previous update, but replaces Dante with Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei's own [[RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Raidou]] [[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Kuzunoha]] ([[HeroicMime whose dialogue]] is handled by his feline companion, Goto.) Unlike Dante, however, Raidou has the Pierce skill, making him more useful for the endgame and the TrueFinalBoss. This version was not released outside of Japan.
* The PS2 remake of ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' was rereleased for the same system as a "Director's Cut" version, including a POVSequel starring [[EnsembleDarkhorse Leon Magnus]].
* ''[[VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner]]'' received a Special Edition re-release, which touched up the frame-rate to run more smoothly than before, added new cutscenes and battle sequences for the main story, new difficulty levels, an expanded Extra Missions mode, sub-weapon tutorials for the VR Training, and a shiny new opening with a remix of "Beyond the Bounds". Unfortunately, [[NoExportForYou the Special Edition never came to the U.S.]] although it did get an English release in Europe and PAL regions. So everyone in North America was left out... until in 2012, Konami re-released the Special Edition along with the original ''Zone of the Enders'' in the HD Collection for [=PlayStation=] 3 and Xbox 360.
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[[folder:[=PlayStation=] 3]]
* The ''{{Franchise/Gundam}}'' GaidenGame ''Missing Link'' offers a twist, promising HD remakes of 7 previous ''Gundam'' gaiden games from across several platforms, including fan-favorites like ''Blue Destiny'' (Saturn), ''Rise from the Ashes'' (Dreamcast), and ''Zeonic Front'' (Playstation 2). Despite its use in official releases and Famitsu Magazine, the term "remake" may not be wholly appropriate, since the classic games will use ''Missing Link'''s gameplay engine rather than their own.
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[[folder:[=Playstation=] 4]]
* ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'' was handed over to Creator/DoubleFine due to Creator/TimSchafer really wanting to make the game accessible to modern audiences. Treated like a piece of art, more than a just a game, the original aspect ratio remains the same but graphics are improved and point and click controls have been added. Also getting a port over to [=PCs=].
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[[folder:[=PlayStation=] Portable]]
* ''Ultimate VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'' was rereleased in Japan only as ''Goku Makaimura Kai'', with a new mode that downplays the RPG elements and rebalances the difficulty closer to the old NintendoHard games.
* ''Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance'' improves upon the original's frustrating exploration by adding warp points at certain areas in each dungeon to limit {{backtracking}}, and reducing the maximum party size from six to four, allowing your characters to level faster, since gained experience is split among active party members.
* ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012 [duodecim]]]'' contains an updated version of the Dissidia game, to which it adds a prequel episode and a handful of new protagonists.
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[[folder:[=PlayStation=] Vita]]
* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce2017 Portable'' brought back the [[ActionGirl Pale]] [[JetPack Wings]] seen in (the Japan and Europe-only) ''Earth Defense Force 2''/Global Defence Force, included a bunch of new missions and weapons, and tied it all together with online cooperative multiplayer and versus.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has Persona 4: Golden, which adds a whole new character, a few new social links, online features, some new content in the form of a quiz and extra dungeon, and rebalancing of the Persona crafting to make it easier to understand.
* Tecmo Koei has a ton of examples:
** [[VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland Atelier Totori]] Plus: Included more content in the form of new dungeons, enemies, costumes and integrated DLC.
** [[VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland Atelier Meruru]] Plus: Much like Totori, it also included new dungeons, enemies, costumes and bosses, along with other tweaks.
** New [[VideoGame/AtelierRoronaTheAlchemistOfArland Atelier Rorona]]: Japan exclusive, Slightly closer to a remake than a rerelease, this new version redid a fair amount of the game, including new mechanics, but kept the story and most of the original content.
** [[VideoGame/AtelierAyeshaTheAlchemistofDusk Atelier Ayesha]] Plus: Japan exclusive as well. Includes 2 characters previously DLC on the PS3 version, as well as new bosses, a hard mode and gameplay tweaks.
** [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition]]: Includes a new story, more modes and an extension of the Ambition mode.
* [[VideoGame/LoneSurvivor Lone Survivor]]: The Director's Cut adds several new endings and gameplay to match. Said content was eventually ported back to the PC version.
* ''Gundam Breaker'' was originally a rereleased version of the PS3 game of the same name, with more missions and parts to earn.
* [[VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence Tales of Innocence]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfHearts Tales of Hearts]] were both released for the Vita with new graphics and sound design.
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[[folder:Sega Genesis / Sega CD / [=32X=]]]
* When ''VideoGame/MickeyMania: The Timeless Adventures of [[ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey Mouse]]'' was brought to Sega CD, it featured a rearranged Redbook audio soundtrack, Mickey spouting situation-sensitive one-liners, and an additional level where Mickey [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome summons the Mickeys of the featured cartoons to kick Pete's ass]].
* The SegaGenesis port of ''VideoGame/VirtuaRacing'' was the only game to use the Sega Virtua Processor chip, and consequently was the only Genesis game ''not'' backwards compatible with the 32X (due to shared addresses). However, it did get a 32X version called ''Virtua Racing Deluxe'' with improved graphics, a choice between three cars, and additional tracks.
* The Sega CD version of ''Batman Returns'', besides having a rearranged Redbook soundtrack, interspersed the stages of the Genesis game with all-new driving stages.
* The ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' series saw a couple of ports after its Sega Genesis release. The first game was re-released as ''Earthworm Jim: Special Edition'' on Sega CD and Windows 95, which has higher quality music, smoother animations, better graphics, and in the Sega CD version, much more levels than any other version of the game. The sequel saw a re-release on [=PlayStation=] and Sega Saturn, which polished up the visuals, featured the CD-quality music from PC version, along with other additions thrown into the game. The first and second games was also re-released on MS-DOS with updated graphics and redbook audio music.
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' was re-released in 2011 on [=PlayStation=] Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and Steam, followed by a handheld release on [=iOS=] and Android. The game completely remade with the Retro Engine (a fan-made engine at that), boasting widescreen support, the ability to switch between the U.S. and Japanese/European soundtracks, and adds Tails as an unlockable character.
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[[folder:Sega Saturn]]
* ''[[VideoGame/DaytonaUSA Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition]]'', an update to the Saturn port of ''Daytona USA'' with better graphics and running at 30 frames per second unlike the original port's 20. It also ran on the ''[[VideoGame/SEGARally SEGA Rally Championship]]'' engine, resulting in slightly altered controls.
* ''VideoGame/GuardianHeroes'' was re-released on Xbox LIVE Arcade with optional HD visuals, new character artwork, new A.I., a revised scripted, new voice-overs, expanded multi-player for 12 players, online multi-player, and a Remix Mode with redesigned gameplay mechanics.
* ''Suikoenbu Fuunsaiki'' was a Japan-exclusive update of the FightingGame ''Suikoenbu'' (''Dark Legend''), with the addition of speed settings and two {{Guest Fighter}}s.
* ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' was exported in 2012 for Xbox LIVE Arcade with optional hi-res visuals and bloom effects, online leaderboards, online co-op, and for those with at least one Achievement unlocked from ''Ikaruga'', players can play the game with the ''Ikaruga'' chaining system. Unfortunately, the game was made in pillar-boxed 16:9 aspect-ratio that can be problematic for those with non-[=HDTV=]s or a CRT and the unlockable Options+ feature from the Saturn version is lost in transition.
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[[folder:Sega Dreamcast]]
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica X'' was released for the Dreamcast a year after the original (albeit in Japan only). An HD Edition of the game was later brought released on [=PlayStation=] 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 along side ''Resident Evil 4''.
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[[folder:Sharp [=X68000=]]]
* Both games in the ''VideoGame/{{Genocide}}'' series saw an updated compilation on FM Towns with better visuals, updated music, new cinematic sequences that fleshes out the story more, and an extra ending for completing both games at once on Normal or higher. It also rebalances the first game's difficulty while the second game removes the cooldown meter of Betty+, adds an independent Weapon Select button, and gives you more attacks to perform with your saber. The second game was re-released on DOS by Mantra in 1995, based on the FM Town version with remixed CD-quality music.
* ''VideoGame/MadStalkerFullMetalForce'' received a re-release on the FM Towns computer system with updated visuals and enhanced CD-quality music. It had another re-release for the PC Engine CD that also added animated cut-scenes that fleshed out [[ExcusePlot the almost non-existent story]] as well as two new characters to play as in the Story Mode.
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[[folder:Wii]]
* Nintendo's "New Play Control" line, which consists of of [=GameCube=] games (which the Wii is backwards compatible with), updated with Wii controls and other stuff, depending on the game.
* ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: Ultimate All-Stars'' is an updated version of the original ''Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes'', with additional characters (though one of the original characters was removed due to licensing issues), tweaked mechanics, and altered character properties. This is a case where the special version is supposedly for Western release only (as the original game was only released in Japan), until Japanese fans asked to be released in their country as well.
* ''VideoGame/MuramasaTheDemonBlade'' was ported to the [=PlayStation=] Vita in 2013 as ''Muramasa Rebirth'', with updated hi-res visuals, a revised localization by Aksys Games (the same team that also brought over the ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' series), customizable controls, an extra DLC characters with their own story to play.
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[[folder:Wii U]]
* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamCity'' was ported and released for the WiiU as the "Armored Edition". It consisted of the original game, along with the "Game of the Year Edition" DLC. In-game, both Batman and Catwoman sport new armored designs, to justify the game's "Battle Armored Tech" mode (which provides a temporary boost in strength). There are also optional touchscreen and motion controls for Batman's gadgets, a sonar to highlight nearby villains and Riddler trophies, and the Cryptographic Sequencer has a new touchscreen-based hacking minigame.
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[[folder:Wonderswan]]
* ''VideoGame/DigimonBattleSpirit'' got one within just six months of its initial release, ''Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver 1.5''. It was a comparatively minor update, adding three new playable characters, a few new stages, an evolution for a pre-existing character and a TrueFinalBoss. Considering how little it added and how soon it was released, one must wonder why they didn't just wait a few months and do this to begin with. It ended up as a case of NoExportForYou.
* Colored editions of ''VideoGame/JudgementSilversword'' and ''Cardinal Sins'' was included as {{Embedded Precursor}}s of ''VideoGame/{{Eschatos}}''.
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[[folder:Xbox]]
* ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' was re-released as ''Ninja Gaiden Black'' on the original Xbox. It was re-released again in 2007 for [=PlayStation=] 3 as ''Ninja Gaiden Sigma'' as an enhanced version of ''Black'', adding more weapons, new moves, updated visuals, and {{promote|dToPlayable}}s Rachel to playable status.
* ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}: Warlords'' from the PS2 was rereleased as ''Genma Onimusha'' on the Xbox, with enhanced graphics and sound, new areas, a new KillerDoll boss, new enemy placements, new armor and costumes, three-tier charge attacks, and a new gameplay feature in the [[SuperMode green souls.]]
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* ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved Anniversary'' was released exactly 10 years after the original game came out. It has updated graphics using assets taken from ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', and a remixed soundtrack, but the game itself still runs over the same 10 year old engine, with identical gameplay and weapon and enemy behavior[[note]]other than the addition of terminals to unlock things, and Firefight mode, which runs on Reach's engine[[/note]]. The player even has the option to switch between the original graphics and the updated assets at the push of a button.
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* [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Halo: The Master Chief Collection]] applies the same graphical update that Halo Anniversary did to the first game to [[VideoGame/{{Halo2}} the second one]], while also including less-drastic resolution updates to the [[VideoGame/{{Halo3}} other]] [[VideoGame/{{Halo4}} main]] games in the series so far, in addition to using the above-mentioned update of the first game.
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* ''Sweevo's World'' had an expanded version made for the Spectrum 128 titled ''Sweevo's Whirled''.
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* For its 10th anniversary, ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' gained a remake that had quite a few extra chapters.
* The ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga was reprinted in 2003 to coincide with ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon''. It featured updated artwork and dialogue, and the chapters were reorganized into fewer volumes. These reprints were later used for Kodansha USA's 2011 stateside retranslated rereleases.
* Shueisha/Viz has recently been taking certain of its top-selling manga series (among them ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'') and rereleasing them as [="VizBig"=] editions, with three manga volumes per book, full color where applicable, and a larger page size.
* [[TheAnimeOfTheGame Much like the games they're based on]], ''Anime/Persona4GoldenTheAnimation'' is a re-release of ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation''. However, it acts more as an expansion pack, skipping all the previous scenes, [[CompressedAdaptation instead focusing on the new content]].

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* MicrosoftWindows. Here are some examples:
** Windows 3.1 was an updated rerelease of Windows 3.0. Later came Windows 3.11. Windows 3.2 (oddly) is not an example, since it is only a localization of 3.1 for China.
** Windows 98 was an updated rerelease of Windows 95. SE was in turn an updated rerelease of 98.
** Windows XP was an updated rerelease of Windows 2000.
** Windows 7 was an updated rerelease of Windows Vista.
** Windows 8.1 was an updated rerelease of Windows 8.
* Android 4.2 and 4.3 are updated re-releases of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with only minor differences separating the three versions. Google has recognized this and 4.2 and 4.3 don't even get new names, but are simply called new versions of Jelly Bean.

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* The collected edition of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' came with an extra scene on Apokolips and an epilogue.
* The entire ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' comic book series got a full-color re-release in August 2012, which was supposed to coincide with the upcoming DownloadableContent for the BeatEmUp [[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim adaptation]] of the series (that adds Wallace Wells [[PromotedToPlayable as a playable character]] and online multiplayer) originally slated for a August 19th, 2012 release, until the [=DLC=] was pushed back until Fall of 2012.
* ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}: Reloaded'' is a revised and expanded version of the original ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}'' mini-series.

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* ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' has the Special Edition of Episode 1, which tightens continuity, streamlines paragraphs, and fixes a lot of typos.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* The special edition of ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', which added in an alternate opening, and added in some dialogue and scenes that better explained the story's universe.
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies have been through this multiple times.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* This is often done with music albums, especially those which didn't sell as much as expected first time out. Good examples include Music/KatyPerry's ''Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection'' (for ''Teenage Dream''), Music/SnoopDogg's ''More Malice'' (for ''Malice in Wonderland''), Music/{{Eminem}}'s ''Relapse: Refill'' (for ''Relapse'') and Music/NickiMinaj's ''Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up'' (for ''Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded'').
* This is often done with remixes in pop/hip-hop/r'n'b music, where the original artist gets other artists to perform new parts of their hit single on the track's original beat.
** Music/JayZ is a notable subversion, as his remixes generally involve the track getting a new beat, and very rarely do guest MCs perform. An exception for Jigga was "30 Something (Remix)", which featured Music/IceCube and [[Music/OutKast Andre 3000]].
** Music/{{Rihanna}} did this on her ''Unapologetic'' album with the tracks "Diamonds" and "Pour It Up". "Diamonds (Remix)" had Music/KanyeWest lay a verse on it (coincidentally, Kanye also has a song called "Diamonds" in his own right), whilst "Pour It Up (Remix)" had a star-studded remix involving four guest rappers (Young Jeezy, Music/RickRoss, Juicy J and T.I.). The latter is notable in part because Ross and Jeezy were on the same track (most likely because of MoneyDearBoy), despite both being enemies at the time.
* Many remastered albums include extras like bonus tracks, demos, alternate mixes, and/or live tracks, as well as art and photographs that weren't in the original version.
* The Music/{{Yes}} album ''Union'' (generally regarded as one of Yes' worst) got an updated re-release called ''[[{{Pun}} (Re)Union]]'' that actually '''removed content''' compared to the original version. While the removal of some of the weaker and more bizarre tracks arguably made the album stronger musically, the fact that none of it was replaced with anything new meant it was not embraced by fans and is considered FanonDiscontinuity by most of the fanbase.

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[[folder: Pinball ]]

* ''Pinball/FirepowerII'' is this to ''Pinball/{{Firepower}}'', which came out just three years earlier. The sequel kept the original's layout, but added a cross-table chute and tweaked the rules for better balance.
* Some of the remakes of ''Pinball/ElDorado'' could be seen as this, as they were all essentially the same game with minor changes.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* When ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' came out on DVD, Rooster Teeth included a version of the first episode re-shot using ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'' is allegedly a rerelease of ''Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' for the Sega 32X CD, featuring a remixed soundtrack, redesigned levels, and brand-new cutscenes. In reality, it's an elaborate LetsPlay prank--Docfuture's "playthrough" of the game is cobbled together from footage of other games, Sega commercials, and OverclockedRemix songs. The "game" becomes increasingly surreal and absurd the further Docfuture plays.
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