AMARILLO, Texas, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has announced its plans to host a midnight release party for the highly anticipated, third-person, action game Grand Theft Auto V. Fans are encouraged to visit their local Hastings for a midnight release party on Monday, September 16th, 2013. Festivities for the night will begin at 9:00 p.m. local time and will end with the release of the game at midnight. In what is expected to be one of the biggest video game releases of 2013, this installment of Grand Theft Auto will be the first to come out since 2008. 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. As a benefit, anyone who purchases the game at midnight will also receive a code for an in-game vehicle called the Atomic Blimp. While awaiting the release of the game, Hastings will also have a number of other offers going on throughout the store. These offers will include: 30% off all used video game accessories, 20% off select headphones, and up to 70% off all Turtle Beach headsets. In addition, all energy drinks during the midnight release party will be 2 for $4 and candy will be "buy 2 and get the 3 rd free". To find out more about the Grand Theft Auto V midnight release party in your area, please visit or contact your local Hastings superstore or visit us online at www.goHastings.com. About HastingsFounded 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 128 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.