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Daily NewsRadar: A new Overwatch event, the wretched return of Shaq Fu, and more

Thursday is just about over, and that can only mean one thing: TGIF (not the restaurant) is just around the corner. To celebrate, check out today's most noteworthy game news, all in one spot. 

Overwatch's new seasonal mission, Retribution, is out next week 

Remember that Overwatch comic from yesterday (opens in new tab)? Turns out, it was heralding a new mission - which will be playable as soon as next week! The Retribution mission from the Overwatch Archives is a PvE event featuring the members of Blackwatch; it'll run from April 10 to April 30, so get in while the gettin's good. 

Deckard Cain is headed to Heroes of the Storm 

This ain't no April Fools prank - everyone's favorite Horadrim scholar from the Diablo series will soon be joining the fight in Blizzard's MOBA. This support hero has the power to position potions for his allies and lull enemies to sleep when they stay awhile and listen.

A new gameplay trailer for the riveting offroading of Onrush 

Get a look at the chaotic racing of Onrush, featuring cars and motorcycles bashing into one another and soaring sky-high above wilderness tracks. It's the newest game from the former Evolution Studios team that got acquired by Codemasters - the same folks behind Driveclub, Motorsport, and World Rally Championship.  

The makers of LawBreakers have a new game in the works 

Boss Key Productions, the studio behind the criminally underappreciated FPS LawBreakers (opens in new tab), has announced that its hard at work on a new project (opens in new tab). That doesn't mean LawBreakers is going away - and hopefully, this is a sign of a free-to-play resurgence later down the line.

Shaq Fu returns (to everyone's amazement) this June 

The successfully crowdfunded follow-up to one of the worst games of all time (opens in new tab) is almost here. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will debut on June 5, and after watching the trailer above, I have to wonder: will it be better or somehow even worse than the original? 

Even more news:  

You can brave Hearthstone's spooky new expansion, The Witchwood, starting April 12 (opens in new tab)

The Spyro Reignited Trilogy has finally been announced, with all three original games "scaled up" for PS4 and Xbox One (opens in new tab)

Avengers: Infinity War blasts onto the cover of Total Film magazine's new issue - on sale now! (opens in new tab)

Simon Pegg reveals J.J. Abrams had a different choice for Rey’s parents – will we see them in Star Wars 9? (opens in new tab)

“All will be explained” – The Avengers: Infinity War directors on why Hawkeye isn’t in the trailers (and whose backstory was cut) (opens in new tab)

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Lucas Sullivan is the former US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+. Lucas spent seven years working for GR, starting as an Associate Editor in 2012 before climbing the ranks. He left us in 2019 to pursue a career path on the other side of the fence, joining 2K Games as a Global Content Manager. Lucas doesn't get to write about games like Borderlands and Mafia anymore, but he does get to help make and market them.