Despite the fact that the thirteenth title in the Tales series, Tales of Xilia, hit Japanese store shelves a scant four days ago, Namco Bandai is already prepping the next installment in the popular role-playing franchise. The developer/publisher's Japanese website has recently seen a mysterious new addition in a timer actively counting down to 5PM PST on Wednesday -- which is, coincidentally, near the end of Namco Bandai's TGS presser. What're the odds?

Little is known (read: nothing is known) about what this announcement pertains to, such as if it will be a core installment in the Tales franchise, or a series spin-off (as GamesRadar points out, a title for the PS Vita seems like a safe bet.) Tune it an 5PM on Wednesday to get the details.

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