Koei has announced that the PSP distillation of its latest large-scale infantry combat themed console game will arrive in the US on August 25. Warriors Orochi 2 -- which, like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of historic Asian warfare, features characters from Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors -- will ring in at $29.99.

The game boasts a whopping 96 playable characters, two of which are new to this handheld incarnation. New game modes are also called for, including one which pits heroes versus heroes (sans armies) for close combat, tag-team scuffles. We're hopeful that Koei will have better luck in its attempts to break the 100 character mark with the inevitable Warriors Orochi 3.

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