Gaming mag EGM is on its way back to printing and store shelves now that its founder, Steve Harris, has re-acquired its trademarks and publishing rights. According to the press release, Harris entered an agreement with Ziff Davis Media and the former now has plans to re-launch Electronic Gaming Monthly in the second half of 2009.
Harris was very pleased with the re-acquisition of his baby:
The re-launch of Electronic Gaming Monthly represents a welcome opportunity to continue delivering quality content to gaming enthusiasts.
I feel honored to once again be associated with this respected magazine. The talented writers and designers who built upon EGM s original vision have left behind a publication that is uniquely positioned to be successful.
We have exciting plans for the evolution of what will once again be a leading independent voice for the gaming community.
The twenty year success of the EGM brand has always been built upon a commitment to its readers who I believe will enthusiastically embrace the changes we are planning to introduce.
As for the EGM staff, there's no word yet if Harris is planning to get "Milkman" James Mielke and company back on the job. More will be announced at - you guessed it - next week's E3.
When EGM shut down:
- EGM ceases publication; February issue to be available online
- Ziff Davis today: 1UP sale, layoffs, EGM shutdown