Hastings Entertainment to Host Midnight Release Parties for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Dec 16, 2011, 13:39 ET from Hastings Entertainment, Inc.

AMARILLO, Texas, Dec. 16, 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 video game Star Wars: The Old Republic. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings for a Midnight release party on Monday, December 19, 2011. Festivities for the night will begin at 9:00 P.M. local time and will end after the game goes on sale at Midnight.

Fans enjoying the festivities and awaiting the release of the game will be able to take advantage of special promotions during the release party including 30% off all used video games, video game accessories, books, and CDs. Customers are also encouraged to take advantage of an extended happy hour in Hardback Coffee Cafe stores and 49¢ fountain drinks in participating stores. Hardback Coffee Cafe stores will have a Darth Mocha drink available for purchase during the Midnight release party. Customers who purchase Star Wars: The Old Republic at the party will be eligible to receive a free video game rental coupon.

To find out more about the Star Wars: The Old Republic 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 142 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.

Hastings Entertainment is a publicly traded company on NASDAQ under the symbol HAST.


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