The Spin-Off wiki last edited by NuclearWinter on 03/26/13 07:19AM View full history

A spin-off is different from a sequel or a spiritual successor, in that a spin-off has concrete ties to its parent series, but is not treated as one of the main releases in it. Successful spin-offs are often sequelized and branch into their own sub-series, as with Paper Mario and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Sometimes a spin-off series even overshadows the original series to become the most prominent face of the franchise, as Persona did after being spun off from Shin Megami Tensei (outside Japan, at least).

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