"New" Super Mario Bros. is now older than Super Mario Bros. was at the time Super Mario World got released. What a timeless name, eh?Making a title for a sequel by sticking the word "new" or "neo" in front of it. Of course, after a few years, it won't be new anymore. Incidentally, this is why you shouldn't write "new" "recent" or "now" in pages. Do not confuse with The Full Name Adventures, which focuses on when titles include the "Adventures" part rather than the "New".
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Anime & Manga
- New Cutey Honey
- Not exactly a sequel, but it still counts: Papillon Rose New Season
- New Dream Hunter Rem
- The New Adventures of Kimba the White Lion.
- The second Lupin III TV series was called Shin Lupin III, i.e., "The New Lupin III".
- Shin Kidou Senki Gundam Wing ("New Mobile War Chronicles Gundam Wing")
- Marvel Comics got downright silly with this trope in the 2000s.
- New Avengers! New X-Men! New Excalibur! New Exiles! New Thunderbolts! When New Warriors got relaunched in the middle of this, the joke was that it was going to be called New New Warriors.
- Not to mention 1975's "All New, All Different" X-Men, which was at least not the official title (and continued 3 of the 6 protagonists from the previous issues, so it was Blatant Lies).
- New Excalibur was the most ridiculous example, because it came directly after the "Professor X and Magneto in Genosha" Excalibur title, and was about a mutant team based in the UK, led by Captain Britain. It was, in fact, Old Excalibur.
- The All-New X-Men in the 2012 Marvel NOW! relaunch had the same deal as Excalibur, as they are in fact the original team timeshifted to the present day. Also in Marvel NOW!, the second wave of the relaunch was called "All-New Marvel NOW!" and new comics included All-New Ghost Rider (a new Legacy Character) and All-New Captain America (The Falcon taking up Cap's mantle). Averted with the new female Thor introduced, who simply called Thor. For the record, "All-New Captain America" was dropped when the original Cap came back a few years later, with both heroes having books called "Captain America: [real name]".
- The 2015 relaunch was called All-New, All-Different Marvel. This relaunch included both a New Avengers and an All-New, All-Different Avengers, as well as All-New Wolverine (the original's Opposite-Sex Clone taking on his title).
- Marvel Comics' New Mutants are pretty damn old by now.
- The New Teen Titans. As this comic became DC Comics' #1 hit for a while, the title lasted long after it could hardly be said to be new. They actually lost the "Teen" before they lost the "New".
- Paperinik New Adventures
- The very first comic book put out by what would become DC Comics, ushering in The Golden Age of Comic Books, was called New Fun Comics.
- DC's New 52 continuity. The name was dropped after a few years, and soon afterward DC Rebirth established that it was in fact the old continuity; just tampered with.
- Speaking of DC Rebirth, it debuted New Superman. Though when you're the first proper Legacy Character to a hero with an eighty-year publishing history, the "New" label is pretty justified.
Films — Live-Action
- Doctor Who: The New Adventures
- The New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley
- The New Wizard of Oz was merely a 1903 reprint of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- Perry Rhodan Neo, though it is a reboot rather than a sequel, started in 2011. They also added the somewhat unfortonate subtitle "The future starts again".
- Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
- GSN's Whammy!, the 2002 remake of Press Your Luck, was first called Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck.
- The New Adventures Of Beans Baxter: Interesting in that there weren't any "old" adventures for these to be the "new" adventures of. It's implied that his father (Beans Sr.) had the original adventures.
- Similar to the Beans Baxter example, The New Adventures of Old Christine doesn't really succeed any "old" adventures - only this one makes it clear it's a Pun-Based Title.
- The Price Is Right:
- Bob Barker hosted The New Price Is Right. In the 1970s.
- Similarly, Doug Davidson hosted another New Price Is Right (a syndicated show separate from the CBS daytime version) in the early 1990s.
- Match Game '73 was widely billed in TV listings as The New Match Game.
- The New Red Green Show. (The only thing that was new was the network it aired on.)
- The syndicated edition of Family Feud was renamed New Family Feud during Ray Combs' run in 1992, to accomodate the changes made to the gameplay (read: the Bullseye round). The title only lasted two years.
- Let's Make a Deal was retitled The All-New Let's Make a Deal for its 1984-1986 run.
- The short-lived 1981-82 game show Battlestars was revived for a few months in 1983; for that run it was retitled as The New Battlestars (the biggest change was to the Bonus Round, which was now more relevant to the main game).
- Played with in The Vicarof Dibley when the parish council discuss a name for the new road.
- The Wonder Woman Live Action TV series' second season is renamed The New Adventures of Wonder Woman. Justified in that the first season takes place during World War II but the "new" adventures take place in then-present day.
- MAD parodied this in "If Truth in Advertising Laws Applied to Comic Books," where one fictional title was "The Old Adventures of Superman Made to Look Like the New Adventures of Superman."
- Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
- When Nintendo brought Super Mario Bros. back to its original 2D platforming roots, they started naming the games in this genre New Super Mario Bros.
- Also, most likely because of this name, we have Yoshi's New Island.
- New Adventure Island
- Neo Angelique
- Neo Contra
- Neo Nectaris
- New Ghostbusters II
- New Rally-X, the Updated Re-release of Rally X
- The New Tetris (1999) passed off Square mode as the future of Tetris.
- Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures
- Shin Shinobi Den ("New Shinobi Legend")
- Shin Super Robot Wars (where "shin" is Japanese for "new")
- Shin Kugyokuden, Technosoft's Ys clone, was a follow-up to an Action-Adventure game called Kugyokuden (or "Legendly Nine Gems," to use the MSX version's Engrish in-game title); the added "shin" means "new."
- The Xbox Live Arcade version of Trouble Witches was titled Trouble Witches Neo!.
- When a new game of Bubble Symphony begins, the screen describes the game as "The New Adventure of 'Bubble Bobble' - The Next Generation -".
- The most well-known example when it comes to consoles is the New Nintendo 3DS.
- There's also the "New Xbox One Experience", an update for the Xbox One interface powered by Windows 10.
- New Zero Team was the first Updated Re-release of the Arcade Game Zero Team, but with Stages 1 and 2 switching places with Stages 3 and 4 to make it look like a different game.
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! has the Show Within a Show The New Adventures of Mermaidman & Barnacle Boy.
- An especially quirky example is The New Adventures Of Queen Victoria.
- The New Adventures of Captain S intentionally invoked the resulting cheesiness, being made in the style of teen 1990s TV series. Also Justified: the "original adventures" are a short video, shot in 2003, where Chad Williams plays Captain S and enters Sub Terrania. Parts of it would be remade with Brett Vanderbrook as Captain S and incorporated in episode 4.
- The New Adventures of Madeline.
- The New Adventures of He-Man, the futuristic sequel to Masters of the Universe
- In-show example: on the Futurama episode, "Less Than Zero" (the one where Fry, Leela, and Bender become superheroes), there was a mock opening sequence labelling the trio, The New Justice Team.
- Scooby-Doo uses this trope a lot:
- Brand Spankin' New Doug. The producers obviously saw this coming, so after one season they renamed it Disney's Doug.
- The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Batman: The Animated Series was retitled The New Batman Adventures for its fourth season.
- The New Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog; this was the name Toon Disney used when airing the comedic Sonic series (though the show was otherwise the same).
- Filmation liked this for its licensed properties.
- One of the few geographic examples regarding an actual destroyed place is the Indian capital, New Delhi. (in contrast to fiction, where cities such as Neo-Tokyo and New New York are common) Often this is only an homage: New York (English city), New Jersey (island in the English Channel), New Zealand (Danish island), New Hampshire (English county), New Orleans (French city). Meanwhile, New Mexico is not named after the country, but the Mexica Aztec Empire, that didn't go that far up. Then there's New Taipei City, which is even neighbor to Taipei.
- There is a town with a street called "New Street".
- Many places have roads with a name that starts with 'New'.
- There is a river in the southeastern United States called the New River. Ironically, it is geologically the oldest river in the region.
- In England there's the New Forest which is not only approaching a thousand years of age but since the dawn of the 21st century another forest was commissioned and is called the National Forest.
- Pont Neuf (New Bridge) in Paris, named to differentiate it from the older bridges surrounding it, is now the oldest standing bridge across the River Seine.
- When the Portuguese Espírito Santo bank was dissolved, one of the two banks that were created to replace it is named Novo Banco (New Bank).