Hastings Entertainment, Inc. to Host Midnight Release Party for Battlefield 4 & Assassin's Creed IV

Hastings Entertainment, Inc. to Host Midnight Release Party for Battlefield 4
                            & Assassin's Creed IV

PR Newswire

AMARILLO, Texas, Oct. 22, 2013

AMARILLO, Texas, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
(NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has
announced its plans to host a midnight release party for both Battlefield 4 &
Assassin's Creed IV on Monday night, October 28^th. Battlefield 4 is a sequel
to 2011's Battlefield 3 and the thirteenth installment of the Battlefield
first-person shooter video game and Assassin's Creed IV is a sequel to
Assassin's Creed III and is expected to introduce a full cast of historical
pirate characters.

Festivities for the night will begin at 9:00 p.m. local time and will end with
the release of the games at midnight. Only select stores will be
participating in the midnight release party, so check with your local store to
see if they are among those participating. All stores participating in the
midnight release party will also be hosting a Pirates vs. Soldiers costume
contest. The winner at each store location will win a Hastings $25 gift card.

While awaiting the release of the game, Hastings will also have a number of
offers going on throughout the store. These offers will include: 30% off all
used video game accessories, video games, vinyl, books, and CDs; 20% off
select headphones, and $10 off 1^st party XBOX 360 and PS3 controllers. In
addition, all energy drinks during the midnight release party will be 2 for
$4, fountain drinks will be 99¢, and candy will be "buy 2 and get the 3^rd

To find out more about the Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed IV midnight
release party in your area, please 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, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise,
with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We
currently operate 127 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 and other literature and access to our
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.

Website: http://www.gohastings.com
Contact: Dan Crow, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, (806) 677-1422
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