Well, I think so, yes. But most people considered it a prequel/remake, as it followed some of the same beats as John Carpenter's. That's why it came to mind first in this situation. Truth is, if something is a prequel, then it can't be a remake, barring some crazy dimensional hopping/time traveling business.
I don't think that can exist can it. If you try to create a remake that happens before the events of the original, it is no longer a remake. You can make a prequel to a rebooted franchise but remaking something requires it to have most of the same events. Unless you make a huge prequel part that joins onto the remake in the same book/film/game which would be a prequel and a remake but technically not at the same time.
@ulquiokani: But even that wouldn't be a prequel, the remake would just have a focus on a broader scope of time. It isn't a prequel to the previous film, because it also rewrites the events of the previous film (so that it's a remake). A reboot/prequel like X-Men First Class is a much more reasonable thing to be asking about.
That would just be a remake that happens to extend the story a bit. Like Metroid Zero Mission. It's a remake that continues the story a bit further then where the original ends but it's not a sequel.
On the wikipedia page for the game they refer to it as an "enhanced remake" which links to this page.
Anyway what you're asking is just a remake with some expanded content.
I was mainly talking about something like Tomb Raider, that was billed as telling Lara's origin story while also totally reinterpreting the universe. DmC might be another comparable thing.
that's just them wanting to use "Tomb Raider" instead of losing sales because people think they can't jump in to a potential sequel.
I mean, I can tell you games that contain both remakes and sequels, but only as separate compartments of the same game (i.e. Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, Fire Emblem Monshou no Nazo). I think a game being a remake and a prequel is inherently contradictory. While a remake of the game could have a prequel section that wasn't in the original game, that's still totally under the umbrella of remake.