The Cube-Daily News Update: 7/14/17

We may be centering on platform exclusive stories now, but somehow Sonic managed to sneak his way into two. Here are your essential stories for Friday, July 14th 2017.

Super Smash Bros for WiiU’s EVO 2017 Finals are going to be broadcast on TV:

Each year, EVO becomes a bigger and bigger deal, and now DisneyXD has revealed they will be airing the Super Smash Bros for WiiU finals on TV, on top of ESPN 2 airing the Street Fighter 5 finals. You can catch the finals on 3 PM PT this Sunday (June 16th), and keep in mind Disney XD will be airing new daily gaming programming as part of a D|XP promotion. Super Smash Bros for WiiU originally released in November 2014.

Copies of Jotun Valhalla Edition are being giving away for free on Steam, GOG:

In order to celebrate the release of Sundered, Thunder Lotus Games is offering their previous title, Jotun - Valhalla Edition for free on Steam and GOG. The deal will expire in 48 hours, but if you sometime happen to miss it don’t worry. The game is typically around for cheap, even recently undergoing a Steam Summer Sale discount. The game originally released in September 2015.

Housemarque’s Matterfall now has a release date:

We hadn’t heard much coming from 2D shooter Matterfall, but following a Sony E3 2017 pre-show presence, its been announced on the Playstation Blog that the game will be launching on August 15th. In addition, eight minutes of gameplay have been released (essentially a full level), you can watch it below.

A lengthy free trial is releasing for Mass Effect Andromeda:

Revealed on Bioware’s blog, Mass Effect Andromeda is receiving a free trial, releasing today on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will be 10 hours in length, and will include both single player and multiplayer modes, with save progress allowed to be carried over once you purchase the full game. Mass Effect Andromeda first launched on March 21st.

SEGA has a new Xbox-exclusive Sonic deal:

With Sonic Mania on the horizon, SEGA has announced on their official Twitter that they are cutting all Sonic games to 50% off until July 18th. This is an Xbox exclusive deal, and although no Sonic games are formally available on the Xbox One, you can use backwards compatibility to play them on Microsoft’s newest console.