The Video Game Extended Universe (VGEU) is an American media franchise and shared universe that is centered on a series of films, based on characters that appear in video game franchises. The series has grossed over $3 billion at the global box office, currently making it the seventeenth highest-grossing film franchise.

The films are written and directed by a variety of individuals and feature large, often ensemble, casts.

The first film in the VGEU was Sonic the Hedgehog (1998), which was followed by Pokémon: The First Movie and Shadow the Hedgehog (both 1999).


Released films

Film U.S. release date Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Story by Producer(s)

Sonic the Hedgehog

Upcoming films

Film U.S. release date Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Story by Producer(s) Status

Recurring cast and characters

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  • This table only includes characters that have appeared in multiple VGEU films, and have been credited in at least one film's main billing.
  • A dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the film, or that the character's presence in the film has not yet been announced.
  • A Template:Note label indicates an unaccredited appearance.
  • A Template:Note label indicates a cameo appearance.
  • A Template:Note label indicates a new appearance in onscreen photographs only.
  • An Template:Note label indicates an appearance through archival footage or stills.

Character Released films Upcoming films



Box office performance

Film U.S. release date Box office gross All-time Ranking Budget Ref
U.S. and Canada Other territories Worldwide U.S. and Canada Worldwide
Total $ $ $

Critical and public response

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore



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