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A prequel is a work that supplements a previously completed one, and has an earlier time setting. The widely recognized term was a 20th-century neologism, and a portmanteau from pre- (Latin for "before") and sequel (a supplementing work with a setting later than its predecessor's, from the Latin sequella, thing that follows). The prequel forms part of the "back-story".



Though the word "Prequel" is of recent origin, works fitting this concept existed long before. By the theories accepted by many historians about authorship of the Book of Ruth in the Bible, it was written as a kind of prequel - i.e., an account of the ancestors of King David written when an extensive literature on King David himself was already in existence. The Cypria, presupposing hearers' acquaintance with the events of the Homeric epic, confined itself to what preceded the Iliad, and thus formed a kind of introduction.

According to OED the word prequel first appeared in print in 1958 in an article by Anthony Boucher in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. It appears to have first come into general use in the early 1970s, in which its first known, traceable use is in the original press pack for The Godfather Part II,[1] where it is used to describe the sections of the film which take place before the events of The Godfather, which intercuts the further story of the Corleone mafia family under the leadership of Michael Corleone with the story of his father Vito Corleone in his youth.

According to the Internet Movie Database, an early prequel in film was Another Part of the Forest (1948) [2].

Some prequels of the 70's were The Nightcomers (1972)[3], prequeling Henry James's novel The Turn of the Screw, and the 1979 film Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, which was a prequel to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Francis Ford Coppola credited George Lucas with devising the term,[citation needed] which Lucas and Steven Spielberg later used to describe their joint project Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (which also occurred before the events of the first Indiana Jones film) during publicity for its release. Lucas's own Star Wars prequel trilogy greatly popularized the term in American culture.[4]

Like sequels, prequels may or may not concern the same plot as the work from which they are derived. Often, they explain the background which led to the events in the original, but sometimes the connections are not as explicit. Sometimes, prequels play on the fact that the audience knows what will happen next, using deliberate references to create dramatic irony.

It is also important to note that a prequel must be part of the same series as the publication to which it is a prequel. If, as with the case of Batman Begins it starts the story (and the series) anew, it is not a prequel - but rather a reboot.

Another example of a prequel in C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia is The Magician's Nephew, a prequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which was written first. Though originally they were unplanned and unnumbered, many newer publications of the series order them chronologically in regards to the storyline. There is debate as to whether this was an appropriate change.

The term prequel is sometimes used to describe any work with a sequel. This is contrary to the term's original meaning, which defines a prequel as a type of sequel, not the converse of a sequel. For example, The Phantom Menace (Episode I, 1999) is a prequel to Return of the Jedi (Episode VI, 1983), but not to Attack of the Clones (Episode II, 2002). In the latter case, the proper term would be "predecessor."

List of prequels


Prequel Original
Porto Bello Gold (1924) Treasure Island (1883)
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (1950)

Lieutenant Hornblower' (1952)
Hornblower and the Atropos (1953)
Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962)
Hornblower and the Crisis (1967)

The Happy Return (1937, called Beat to Quarters in the US)
The Magician's Nephew (1955) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)
Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) Jane Eyre (1847)
The Silmarillion (1977)[5] The Hobbit (1937)

The Lord of the Rings (1954–1955)

The Dark Elf Trilogy (1990, 1991) The Icewind Dale Trilogy (1988-1990)
First King of Shannara The Sword of Shannara (1977)

Prelude to Foundation (1988)
Forward the Foundation (1993)

Foundation (1951)

Prelude to Dune (1999–2001)
Legends of Dune (2002–2004)

Dune (1965)

New Spring (1999) The Wheel of Time (1990–)
Hannibal Rising (2006) Red Dragon (1981)

The Silence of the Lambs (1988)
Hannibal (1999)

Ecotopia Emerging (1981) Ecotopia (1975)
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck (1995) All of Carl Barks's Scrooge McDuck universe titles
Untitled Harry Potter prequel (2008) Harry Potter (1997–2007)
Once Upon a Time in the North (2008) His Dark Materials trilogy (1995-2000)

Lyra's Oxford (2003)

Patriot Games (1987), Red Rabbit (2002) The Hunt For Red October (1984)
Before Green Gables (2008) Anne of Green Gables (1908)


Prequel Original
The Mystery of Hamlet King of Denmark (1949) Hamlet (circa 1600)


Prequel(s) Original(s)

All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder (2005)
Holy Terror, Batman! (TBA)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986)

The Kingdom (1999) Kingdom Come (1996)
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (comics) (2005–2006) Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (2005)

Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness (2007)
Marvel Zombies: Dead Days (2007)

Marvel Zombies (2005–2006)
Marvel Zombies 2 (2006–2007)
Marvel Zombies 3 (2008–2009)
Marvel Zombies 4 (2009)

Mr. and Mrs. Spider-Man (2008–2009)

Spider-Girl (1998–1999)
Amazing Spider-Girl (2006–2009)


Prequel(s) Original(s)

Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) [TV]

Psycho (1960)
Psycho II (1983)
Psycho III (1986)

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Another Part of the Forest (1948)

The Little Foxes (1941)

The Nightcomers (1971)

The Turn of the Screw (The Innocents) (1961)

Zulu Dawn (1979)

Zulu (1964)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984) [TV]
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985) [TV]

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (2004) [V]
Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows (2005) [V]

Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003) [V]

Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2009) [V]

Vacancy (2007)

Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009) [V]

The Messengers (2007)

Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010) [V]

Smokin' Aces (2007)

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008) [V]

The Little Mermaid (1989)
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000) [V]

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (2008) [V]
The Scorpion King (2002)

The Mummy Returns (2001)

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (2008) [V]

The Scorpion King (2002)

Hannibal Rising (2007) Manhunter (1986)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Hannibal (2001)

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

The Godfather Part II (1974) (flashbacks scenes 1901-1941)

The Godfather (1972) The Godfather Part II (1974) (present scenes 1958-1959) The Godfather Part III (1990)

Infernal Affairs II (2003)
Infernal Affairs III (2003)

Infernal Affairs (2002)

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004) [V]

Tremors (1990)
Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996) [V]
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001) [V]

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

The Flintstones (1994)

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch (2005) [V]

Stitch! The Movie (2003) [V]
Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003–2006)

Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

From Dusk till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (2000) [V]

From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) [V]

Cruel Intentions 2 (2000) [V]

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Ginger Snaps Back (2004)

Ginger Snaps (2000)
Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)

Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Alien 3 (1992)
Alien Resurrection (1997)

Untitled Alien Prequel (TBA)

Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Alien 3 (1992)
Alien Resurrection (1997)

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

The Exorcist (1973)
Exorcist II (1977)
The Exorcist III (1990)

Cube Zero (2004) [V]

Cube (1997)
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) [V]

Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005) [V]

Carlito's Way (1993)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D (TBA)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Ring 0: Birthday (2000)

Ring (1998)
Rasen (1999)
Ring 2 (1999)

X-Men Origins: Magneto (TBA)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
X-Men: First Class (TBA)

X-Men (2000)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Deadpool (TBA)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Transmorphers: Fall of Man (2009) [V]

Transmorphers (2007) [V]

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

Underworld (2003)
Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009) [TV]

Scooby-Doo (2002)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

I Am Legend Prequel (2011)

I Am Legend (2007)

The Hobbit (2011-2012)

The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)

The Thing Prequel (TBA)

John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)

Puss in Boots (2012)

Shrek 2 (2004)

Death Proof (2007) (Due to same characters)

Planet Terror (2007)


Prequel Original(s)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1974)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)

First of the Summer Wine (1988–89) Last of the Summer Wine (1973–)
Etheria (2005–) Encantadia (May 2005–December 2005)
Caprica (2010) Battlestar Galactica (miniseries) (2003)

Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)

Clifford's Puppy Days (2003-2006) Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000–2003)
Young Hercules (1998–1999) Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins (2008) Meerkat Manor (2005-2008)

Computer and video games

Prequel(s) Original(s)

Ninja Gaiden (2004)
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (2008)
Ninja Gaiden II (2008) [6][7][8]

Ninja Gaiden (1988)
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (1990)
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (1991)

Silent Hill: Origins (2007)

Silent Hill (1999)
Silent Hill 2 (2001)
Silent Hill 3 (2003)
Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004)
Silent Hill: Homecoming (2008)

Heroes of Mana (2007)

Seiken Densetsu 3 (1995)

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Yoshi's Story (1998)
Yoshi's Touch & Go (2005)
Yoshi's Island DS (2006)

Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)
Super Mario World (1991)
Super Mario 64 (1996)

Metroid Prime (2002)
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004)
Metroid Prime: Hunters (2005)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007)

Metroid II: Return of Samus (1991)
Super Metroid (1994)
Metroid Fusion (2002)

Metroid: The Other M (2010)

Metroid Fusion (2002)

Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix (2001)

Fear Effect (2000)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010)

Battlefield: Bad Company (2008)

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (2006)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010)

Metal Gear (1987)
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990)
Metal Gear Solid (1998)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001)

God of War: Chains of Olympus (2008)

God Of War (2005)
God Of War: Betrayal (2007)
God of War II (2007)

Dead or Alive: Code Chronos (TBA)

Dead or Alive (1996)
Dead or Alive 2 (1999)
Dead or Alive 3 (2001)
Dead or Alive 4 (2005)

Secret Agent Clank (2008)

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (2007)

Daxter (2006)

Jak II (2003)
Jak 3 (2004)
Jak X: Combat Racing (2005)

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (2005)

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (2002)
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (2004)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

The Legend of Zelda (1986-1987)
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987-1988)

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007)

Final Fantasy VII (1997)
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (2005)
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006)
Dirge of Cerberus Lost Episode: Final Fantasy VII (2006)

Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (2004)
Last Order: Final Fantasy VII (2005)

Final Fantasy VII (1997)

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (2009)

Kingdom Hearts (2002)
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (2004)
Kingdom Hearts II (2006)

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (2009)

Kingdom Hearts II (2006)

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005)

Devil May Cry (2001)
Devil May Cry 2 (2003)

Resident Evil Zero (2002)

Resident Evil (1996)
Resident Evil 2 (1998)
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999)
Resident Evil Code: Veronica (2000)
Resident Evil 4 (2004)
Resident Evil 5 (2009)

Suikoden IV (2005)
Suikoden Tactics (2005)
Suikoden V (2006)

Suikoden (1996)
Suikoden II (1999)
Suikoden III (2002)

Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Shadow of Death (2000)

Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade (1999)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (1999)

Samurai Shodown V (2005)

Samurai Shodown (1993)
Samurai Shodown III (1995)
Samurai Shodown IV (1996)
Samurai Shodown II (1994)

Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins (2000) Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (1998)

Halo Wars (2009)
Halo: Reach (2010)

Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)
Halo 2 (2004)
Halo 3 (2007)

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (1997)

Mortal Kombat (1992)
Mortal Kombat II (1993)
Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)
Mortal Kombat 4 (1997)
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (2002)
Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004)
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006)

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)
Grand Theft Auto (2004)
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006)

Grand Theft Auto III (2001)

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (2008)

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (2007)

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (2003)

Fatal Frame (2002)
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented (2005)

Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (1996) Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (1993)
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (2006) Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (2004)
Hitman: Contracts (2004)

Hitman: Codename 47 (2000)
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002)

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (2006) Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (1999)
Tales of Symphonia (2004) Tales of Phantasia (1995)
Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (2003) Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi (2002)
Battletoads (Game Boy) (1992) Battletoads (released as Battletoads in Ragnarok World on Game Boy) (1991)
Dragon Quest III (1988)

Dragon Quest I (1986)
Dragon Quest II (1987)

Dragon Quest Yangus (2006) Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004)
Zork Zero (1988)

Zork I (1980)
Zork II (1981)
Zork III (1982)

Perfect Dark Zero (2005) Perfect Dark (2000)

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (2003)
Castlevania Legends (prequel to Dracula's Curse, later retconned) (1997)
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1990)
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (sequel to Dracula's Curse) (2005)
Castlevania: The Adventure (1989)
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (sequel to The Adventure) (1991)

Castlevania (plus remakes) (1986)
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1987)
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (2002)
Akumajō Dracula X Chi no Rondo (remade as Castlevania: Dracula X) (1993)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (sequel to Dracula X) (1997)
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (2001)
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (prequel to Castlevania 64) (2000)
Castlevania (also known as Castlevania 64) (1999)
Castlevania: Bloodlines (1994)
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (sequel to Bloodlines) (2006)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (2003)
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005)

Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny (2005) Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana (2004)
Lunar: Dragon Song (2005)

Lunar: The Silver Star (1992)
Lunar: Eternal Blue (1994)

Baten Kaitos Origins (2006)

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (2003)

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007)

Quake II (1997)
Quake IV (2005)
Quake III (1999)

The Sims 3 (2009)

The Sims 2 (2004)
The Sims (2000)

Manga and anime

Prequel(s) Original(s)
Fist of the Blue Sky (2001-current) Fist of the North Star (1983–1988)
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku (1990)

Dragon Ball (1986–1989)
Dragon Ball Z (1989–1996)

Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre (2006)

Rozen Maiden (2004)
Rozen Maiden: Träumend (2005–2006)

Hellsing: The Dawn (2001–current) Hellsing (1997–current)

Digimon Adventure (movie)(1999)-mini prequel Digimon Adventure 01 (1999-2000)


Prequel(s) Original(s)

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004) (video game)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (2009) (video game)
PITCHBLACK: Slam City (website)

The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black (2000) (film)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004) (direct-to-DVD)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) (film)

Hulk Vs. Wolverine (2009) [V]

Wolverine and the X-Men (2009) [TV]

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) (film)

Twin Peaks (1990–1991) (television series)

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008-2009) (television series)

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) (film)

Star Wars: Ewoks (1985, 1986) (animated television series)

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (film)
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) (film)

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) (film)

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1996) (television series)
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (2003) (videogame)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) (film)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (film)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) (film)

Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients (1987) (videogame)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) (film)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (film)

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (2009) (videogame)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Halo: The Fall of Reach (2001) (novel)

Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) (video game)

The Warriors (2005) (video game)

The Warriors (1979) (film)

The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King (2005) (video game)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (film)
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge (2005) (video game)

The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning (2007)

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)

Wing Commander (film) (1999)

Wing Commander (video game) (1991)

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born (2007)
The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home (2008)
The Dark Tower: Treachery (2008-2009)
The Little Sisters of Eluria (1998)

The Dark Tower (1982-2004)

Gears of War (film)

Gears of War

Gears of War 2

The Second Renaissance (2003) (short animated film)

The Matrix (1999) (live-action film)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) (live-action film)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003) (live-action film)

See also


  1. ^ George Lucas (Virgin Film Series): Jim Smith: Books
  2. ^ IMDb: Another Part of the Forest (1948)
  3. ^ IMDb: The Nightcomers (1972)
  4. ^ "The term has recently slipped into common usage with its popularization by the advent of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" wrote Chris Deever. Truth in Cinema, May 28, 2001
  5. ^ Many would argue that the principal plot structures in The Silmarillion were devised long before The Hobbit, and that the latter was incorporated into an existing structure, meaning the work, although published later, is not a prequel in the strict sense of the word.
  6. ^ Mielke, James (16 November 2007). "Previews: Ninja Gaiden 2, "This is a new story starring Ryu Hayabusa. It takes place after Ninja Gaiden 1 for Xbox, and before the timeframe of the old Ninja Gaiden games on the NES."". Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  7. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (22 May 2008). "Ninja Gaiden 2 Interview, "Story chronologically as well, this takes place after the fist Ninja Gaiden for Xbox, then after this, the story for this game from a chronological stand point leads into the old Ninja Gaiden for the NES. I think we have a nice continuity there."". Video Gamer. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  8. ^ Luke, Anderson (23 May 2008). "Ninja Gaiden II: Q&A with Tomonobu Itagaki, "In story chronology as well, this takes place after the first Ninja Gaiden for Xbox and then after the story of this game it leads into the old NES ones, so I think we have a nice continuity there."". Gamespot. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 


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A prequel is like a sequel, except it takes place before (rather than after) a certain game. It's commonly used for movies (the recent Star Wars trilogy being one example), but any medium with stories have examples of prequels. In this case, video games. The upcoming Perfect Dark game, Perfect Dark Zero for the Xbox 360, is a prequel. It tells the story of Joanna Dark before PD on the Nintendo 64.

A prequel for a game does not always have to take place right before all the games. For example, Metroid Prime can be considered a prequel, since it takes place before Metroid II, but after the original NES Metroid.

Examples of Prequels

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