February 15, 2007 - http://psp.ign.com/objects/836/836508.html hit the Japanese PSP on Thursday morning. That officially left us in an anomalous state -- no Tales game in the pipeline.

Well, enjoy the silence while it lasts, cuz it's lasting exactly six days. Bandai Namco updated its Tales Channel website with news of a "surprising announcement," to take place on 2/21.

There have been promises of "surprising announcements" at the Tales Channel site before, but they tended to result in something unsurprising, like a new Tales game. Sure enough, the announcement appears to be for a new game in the series. Bandai Namco promises a new entry in a popular sub-series of the franchise.

Destiny? Eternia? World? Check back around 2/21 for the announcement.

Thanks to http://psp.ign.com/articles/764/764971p1.html for sharing the news with us!