Mark "Fall 2008" on your calendars for Time Hollow, an original new DS adventure officially announced today by Konami.
Of course, time loses much of its meaning in the new story-driven game, which sends players on a "time-bending adventure to solve the mysteries of the present by changing events of the past." Guiding a boy named Ethan Kairos in a quest to understand the mysterious disappearance of his family, players will discover the Hollow Pen, an "uncanny object that has the unique power to open portals to the past. Using the stylus pen and dual screen capabilities of the DS, players can use the Hollow Pen to draw portals between past and present."
Time Hollow promises a unique look and style with a "combination of a deep storyline and clever puzzles", and its developer has some experience in that area. Konami is no stranger to time-travelling adventures, after all, having previously released the unheralded Shadow of Destiny (or Shadow of Memories), though the new game has no apparent connection to the earlier title.
A Japanese version of the game has been in development for a while now, and Konami unveiled a playable English section of the game at the recent E3, so there's reason to believe that production of Time Hollow is moving along according to schedule. That is, unless something unforeseen screws up the timeline.