AMARILLO, Texas, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, today announced its plans for chain-wide midnight parties surrounding the release of the new Call of Duty: Black Ops video game. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings store for a midnight release party on Monday, November 8, 2010. Festivities will begin at 10:00 p.m. local time, and fans can countdown to the release at Midnight. Hastings will offer Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS. Call of Duty: Black Ops, the seventh installment in the first-person shooter series, branches off from the WWII and "Modern" theme and will be set in the Cold War era. Gamers will have thirteen missions to complete in the single-player campaign as well as forty different types of weapons available to choose from. As throughout the rest of the series, fans will also enjoy the immense multiplayer campaign in the game. Fans enjoying the festivities and awaiting the release of the game will be able to take advantage of special promotions on used CDs, books, video games, and movies. Customers who purchase the game at the midnight release will receive a free video game rental coupon and can receive $5 off the purchase of the Call of Duty: Black Ops strategy guide. To find out more about the Call of Duty: Black Ops midnight release party in your area, visit or contact your local Hastings superstore. You may also visit us online at www.goHastings.com to find out more about your local store and upcoming events. 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 146 superstores, averaging approximately 25,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate a new concept store, Sun Adventure Sports, in Amarillo, Texas. 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 our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.