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- Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is an inversion. This prequel movie to Final Fantasy XV was released before the game.
- Ralph Breaks the Internet. This sequel to Wreck-It Ralph was originally named Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 from its announcement until the subtitle was removed a few months before release.
Film — Live-Action
- Abomination: The Evilmaker II
- Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, sequel to The Blair Witch Project.
- Braddock: Missing in Action III
- Brahms: The Boy II
- Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV
- The Disney movie The Mighty Ducks had two sequels: D2: The Mighty Ducks and D3: The Mighty Ducks. D3: The Mighty Ducks is in no way related to D3 Publisher at all.
- Damien: Omen II
- Hellbound: Hellraiser II. Interesting in that it is actually derived from The Hellbound Heart, the original novella that Clive Barker based the first Hellraiser on.
- Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II, which is accomplished by combining Titled After the Song ("Hello Mary Lou" is a pop song from the sixties) and Numbered Sequels.
- Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4
- Intercessor: Another Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare, sequel to Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare. The "original title" in this instance is the name of the character Intercessor, the real, angelic identity of the main character in the previous film.
- Although its poster reads Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI, the film is universally referred to as Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.
- Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, which gives the main focus on the chainsaw-toting Leatherface.
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park, sequel to Jurassic Park. Averted with Jurassic Park III and Jurassic World.
- The Rage: Carrie 2
- Rambo: First Blood Part II. The next sequel abandoned the original title altogether and just went with Rambo III.
- Son of Darkness: To Die For II
- Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
- T2 Trainspotting is the sequel to Trainspotting. It's not named Porno like the book sequel, though.
- Stereolab has a compilation series collecting nearly all of their non-album songs. In order, these were Switched On (1992), Refried Ectoplasm [Switched On Volume 2] (1995), Aluminum Tunes [Switched On Volume 3]note (1998), and Electrically Possessed [Switched On Volume 4] (2021).
- Riven: The Sequel to Myst. It's all in the title.
- Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, the sequel to The Longest Journey.
- Three of the Final Fantasy VII spinoffs follow this pattern: Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII.
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the sequel to Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2.
- Partial example: the first Modern Warfare game actually had Modern Warfare as a subtitle to Call of Duty 4. Its direct sequels, however, had numbers attached to the "subtitle" instead, keeping "Call of Duty" in the title purely for brand awareness.
- The Japanese versions of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 play with this. When the first two Lords of Shadow games directly used Castlevania name, this sequel uses Akumajō Dracula (Demon's Castle Dracula) as noting for Dracula's involvement in the story.
- Frontier: Elite II, whose sequel dropped "Elite" completely and became Frontier: First Encounters. The series goes back to normal in Elite: Dangerous.
- Most of the Total War games use the series title "Total War" as a subtitle, as in Rome: Total War. Total War: Shogun 2 is the first game to not do this.
- Played straight with Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II but averted with the third game.
- Inverted by No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way, the sequel to The Operative: No One Lives Forever.
- Played straight or inverted (depending on how you look) by the Dark Forces Saga: the second game is alternatingly called Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight or Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. The latter notation plays this trope straight, while the former leads to an inversion in the sequel, titled Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast.
- Arcania: A Gothic Tale, alternatively known as Arcania: Gothic 4.
- Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, part of the Enemy Territory series, set in the Quake universe.
- An adaptation rather than a sequel, but an example nonetheless. 007: From Russia with Love makes the movie it's based on its subtitle.
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, the second sequel to No More Heroes
- Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, an upcoming sequel to Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, is named that way.
- Super Mario Bros.:
- The third game in the Super Mario Land series is titled Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, to signify the change of protagonist from Mario to Wario, and the subsequent start of the Wario Land series. This only applies to the overseas versions, though; in Japanese, the original title comes first, followed by the Wario Land subtitle.
- The full Japanese title of Super Mario World is Super Mario World: Super Mario Bros. 4.
- All the Super Mario Advance titles (except for the last, oddly).
- Anubis: Zone of the Enders, the Japanese title of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner.
- The sequel to StarTropics is titled Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II
- Kagero: Deception II. Averted with III, Trapt and IV.
- Hexen: Beyond Heretic. Possibly done to indicate that Hexen tied into the story of Heretic but did not continue the story of the eponymous Heretic himself — when a game that did was released, it was named Heretic II.
- Rainbow Islands:
- Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2
- Parasol Stars' subtitle is The Story of Bubble Bobble 3 or The Story of Rainbow Islands 2, depending on the version you have.
- The band-centric games in the Rock Band series feature this, with The Beatles: Rock Band and Green Day: Rock Band
- Ultima VIII is titled Pagan: Ultima VIII.
- Yakuza 7's English title is a bit of an unusual example. In Japan, the series is titled Ryu ga Gotoku, which translates to "Like a Dragon". The English title for 7 is Yakuza: Like a Dragon, so the subtitle ends up recycling the Japanese title of the series. The Japanese title, Yakuza: Ryu ga Gotoku, plays this straight.
- The sequel to Another World is titled Heart of the Alien: Out of This World Part II (Out of This World being the U.S. title for Another World being later re-releases went back to the original European title).