GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 27, 2009--
GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), announced today it will host events on
Saturday, March 28, 2009, at approximately 400 of its U.S. stores in
celebration of the midnight launch for Guitar Hero: Metallica.
Likewise, more than 2,600 stores on Sunday, March 29, will open early at
9 a.m. to begin their celebration of the video game release.
GameStop, the world’s largest video game and entertainment software
retailer, has created several fun activities to commemorate the launch
of this next edition in the successful Guitar Hero family. These
Guitar Hero in-store tournaments – test your fretting skills on songs
from the Guitar Hero series.
“Air Guitar” challenges – show off your best pull-offs and hammer-ons
to popular Metallica and Metallica-inspired songs. Since true air
guitar is an art form, not an actual skill, GameStop customers will
vote on the winners in each participating store.
“Total Head Banger” impersonation contests – GameStop challenges you
to dress up like your favorite Metallica band member. The best
look-a-likes will be eligible for prizes.
Trivia challenges – find out how well you know the ins and outs of
Guitar Hero: Metallica will be available for Xbox 360,
Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii platforms. GameStop locations hosting
midnight launch events will open after 10 p.m. local time on March 28;
however, customers are encouraged to contact their local store to
confirm the exact start time for the events.
For more information on participating locations, visit a local GameStop
store or www.gamestop.com.
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 an e-commerce site,
GameStop.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.
VP, Corporate Communications/Public Affairs
Manager, Corporate Communications