Hastings Entertainment Inc. has announced its plans to host a midnight release party for both Battlefield 4 and Assassin’s Creed IV on October 28. Battlefield 4 is a sequel to 2011’s Battlefield 3 and the 13th installment of the Battlefield first-person shooter video game. 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 p.m. local time and will end with the release of the games at midnight. Only select stores will participate in the midnight release party, so check with your local store to see if they are among those participating. All participating stores will also host 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 percent off all used video game accessories, video games, vinyl, books, and CDs; 20 percent off select headphones; and $10 off first party XBOX 360 and PS3 controllers. In addition, all energy drinks during the midnight release party will be two for $4, fountain drinks will be $0.99, and candy will be “buy two and get the third free.”