Hastings Entertainment to Host Midnight Release Parties for Inheritance and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

AMARILLO, Texas, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has announced its plans for chain-wide Midnight release parties for the book Inheritance by Christopher Paolini and the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings for a Midnight release party on Monday, November, 7 2011. Festivities for the night will begin at 9:00 P.M. local time and will end after the book and game go on sale at Midnight.

Fans enjoying the festivities and awaiting the release of the book and game will be able to take advantage of special promotions during the release party including 50% off select Blu-rays and 30% off all used books, CDs, video games and video game accessories. Customers are also encouraged to take advantage of an extended happy hour in Hardback Coffee Cafe stores and 49¢ fountain drinks in participating stores. Inheritance will be on sale at the Midnight release party for $18.99. Customers who purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at the party will be eligible to purchase a camo headset for $9.99, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for the Microsoft XBOX 360 or Sony Playstation 3 for $14.99, Game Capture by Roxio for $39.99, and will also receive $5 off the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 strategy guide.

To find out more about the Inheritance and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 midnight release party in your area, visit or contact your local Hastings superstore, or visit us online at www.goHastings.com.

About Hastings

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, and trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format.  We currently operate 143 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, in Littleton, Colorado.

We 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 and other literature and access our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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