Unedited press release follows:
AMARILLO, Texas, Oct. 31, 2012 — Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has announced its plans to host midnight release parties for the Microsoft Xbox 360 game Halo 4. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings for a midnight release party on Monday, November 5, 2012. Festivities for the night will begin at 9:00 P.M. local time and will end after the game goes on sale at midnight. The midnight release party will be in select stores so check with your local store to see if they are participating.
Fans enjoying the party and awaiting the release of the game will be able to take advantage of special promotions during the release party. Great offers will include: 30% off all barware and 30% off used music CD’s, books, video games and video game accessories, 25% off all action figures, $89.99 for a Nextbook 7″ Tablet with Android 2.3, $2 Energy Drinks and many more offers. In addition, with the purchase of the Halo 4 game, customers can get 50% off the Halo Strategy Guide during the midnight release party.
To find out more about the Halo 4 midnight release party in your area, visit or contact your local Hastings superstore or visit us online at www.goHastings.com.
Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 137 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas and Lubbock, Texas, and TRADESMART, located in Littleton, Colorado.
We also operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial information and other literature, and access to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.