GameStop to Host Halo Wars Midnight Launch Events Nationwide

GRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 26, 2009– GameStop (NYSE: GME) today announced that it will host midnight launch events for Microsoft’s Halo Wars at more than 2,000 stores nationwide. Starting at 10 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009, customers can visit their local GameStop and get in line to be the first to get their hands on the newest Halo game.

Fans will have the opportunity to bring out their inner Warthog by participating in one or more of the following events:

  • Halo 3 tournaments
  • Warthog races
  • Character dress up contests
  • Trivia challenges

Event goers will also get a chance to score Halo removable skins for their Xbox 360 at participating stores, while supplies last.

Most participating GameStop locations will begin their events at 10 p.m. local time; however, customers are asked to contact their local store to confirm the exact time of the event.

For more information on Halo Wars, visit a local GameStop store or www.gamestop.com/halowars.

About GameStop Corp.

Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,207 retail stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates two e-commerce sites, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website: http://www.gamestopcorp.com.

Source: GameStop Corp.

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