AMARILLO, Texas, April 11, 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 new Mortal Kombat video game. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings for a midnight release party on Monday, April 18, 2011. Festivities for the night will begin at 10:00 pm and will end after the video 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, including Halo Reach - Limited Edition for Xbox 360, on sale for $39.99, and 30% off all used CDs, books, and video games during the release party. Customers who purchase the game at the midnight release party will also receive a free video game rental coupon and $5 off the Mortal Kombat strategy guide. To find out more about the Mortal Kombat midnight release party in your area, visit us online at www.goHastings.com or contact your local Hastings superstore. 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 145 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate a concept store, Sun Adventure Sports, in Amarillo, Texas. We also operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet website 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 website 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.