Is This The Countdown to a New Soul Calibur?

The other day we ran an article talking about how Game Director Daishi Odashima may have spilled the beans on the next Soul Calibur game being announced next month on his twitter. And now, less than 24 hours after we posted that story we find that Namco Bandai has put up a page on their Japanese website with a mysterious book that has a countdown clock that goes down as the pages turn.

The date and time it's counting down to are Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 9:59AM PST. Could this possibly be the actual announcement of Soul Calibur V or perhaps even a new IP from Namco Bandai? I guess we'll have to wait until May 11th to know for sure.

While this could be nothing more than an odd coincidence of timing, my Viking-sense tells me that these two things are more than likely related.

[The Final Countdown Clock]