There have been numerous teasers pointing to this over the past couple weeks, but I'm hoping this helps get Swords & Wizardry into retail distribution. From here:
Black Blade Publishing to become Exclusive Publisher of the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules and Knockspell Magazine
October 27, 2009 – Mythmere Games, developer and publisher of the ENnie-award winning Swords & Wizardry fantasy role-playing game, is pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with Black Blade Publishing to publish the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules and Knockspell magazine, and to lead the charge to get Swords & Wizardry into retail distribution. The first print releases under this agreement will be a softcover version of the 124-page Swords & Wizardry Core Rulebook and Knockspell #3.
Working with Studio 2 Publishing as its distribution partner, Black Blade Publishing expects the Swords & Wizardry Core Rulebook to start hitting the shelves of brick and mortar game stores by February of 2010. In addition, the in-print version of the Swords & Wizardry Core Rulebook will be available for purchase directly from Black Blade Publishing or through select retailers by late-October, 2009.
Electronic copies of the Swords & Wizardry Core Rulebook will be available immediately directly from Black Blade Publishing, and will be available very soon directly from Studio 2 Publishing, DrivethruRPG, RPGNow and YourGamesNow.
My thoughts? Well, I think the pairing of Black Blade with Studio 2 Publishing seems like a good move. And it'll be great to see S&W on bookshelves at the FLGS. I think this is an exciting move, and I'm definitely wishing them the best. More accessibility to classical gaming means more people creating cool stuff and and a bigger gamer pool! I like to think of the "offline" gamer discovering a copy of S&W and finding out that perhaps there's still people playing the game he's been playing 25+ years....