Today during the Killer Instinct EVO 2014 panel the second character coming to Season 2 was announced and revealed. Maya will be making her way back into Killer Instinct. You can watch the reveal during the panel below:
Maya’s name is a matter of preference.
If you want to argue that Chris Sutherland pronounced it, “May-uh” in Killer Instinct 2 when he recorded the announcer sound clips, you’d be accurate. https://youtube.com/watch?v=IU79L0bpnsc&hd=1&t=31s
However, since she was intended to be a South American woman like the Mayans, you might be surprised to find that the current developers are pronouncing her name more authentically than the folks at Rare did. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Mayan#Pronunciation
The typical British or American person is usually pretty terrible at pronouncing foreign words and names.
Should we have to mispronounce Maya’s name forever, just because the folks at Rare did in Killer Instinct 2? I don’t happen to think so, but I’m not going to get on anyone’s case who pronounces her name the same way that Killer Instinct 2 did.
You’re technically correct about Glacius, but people’s sloppy pronouncement is forgivable in this case, given similar pronunciations of words like ‘vicious’, ‘delicious’, ‘tenacious’, ‘suspicious’, ‘gracious’, and ‘conscious’ or names like ‘Cassius’ Clay.
I thought her name was pronounced May-Uh not My-Uh.
Same with Glacius, it’s supposed to be Glay-See-Us but they keep saying Glay-She-Us.
Guess its just a personal pet peeve but I wish the people making these games could actually pronounce the names of the characters.
Really Desmond? If that’s a issue for u maybe u should look in the mirror and reexamine your pathetic immature beliefs. They must not be patriots! Get that shit outta here. Sabrewolf is a caucasian European man and im not sure what language sadira speaking but it sounds russian to me, so there u go Desmond u got 2 caucasian character’s, oh wait there not American so i guess they don’t count.
More specifically Sabrewulf is German and Sadira is speaking Thai in the game, not Russian. Now u know and at the same time just thought I should let u know about those
At the hell are you talking about Q? Did you think I was being Sarcastic?? I’m dead serious, these guys are patriots they are representing everyone in this game and I live it.
What are you so mad about, I live for this game, and I hardly understand what your even talking about because I think you responded to a comment you misinterpreted instead of my own.
Wow I love it!!!!EVERYONE thought it would be Cinder or Riptor,NOBODY thought Maya would be intro’d as the next character…..great way to shake shit up Iron Galaxy,good job….oh,and shes gorgeous,and so is her new stage,can’t wait to see those monsoon effects!!!
Yeah, I know right? I know too, my man 😀 Above all I completely agree and absolutely with u also on EVERYTHING u mentioned there including Maya’s new redesign and stage as well as the upcoming monsoon effects for her City of Dawn stage 🙂
I love this game. The cast is so diverse. All they need is a white guy and it’ll be complete. After that its time to focus on the mutants like Riptor and Cinder.
I totally and definitely agree with u particularly on Killer Instinct being VERY diverse including the monsters and mutants 🙂 And just like u I too LOVE KI. In fact Killer Instinct is one of my all-time favorite fighting game series ^_^
Another Native American in cast. Folks making this game are real patriots.
she’s not “native american”……
And you’re right about that part too: Maya is definitely NOT a Native American. She is actually a South American and overall of Latin origin as confirmed by Iron Galaxy
I don’t know where you are from but in America the American Indian cultures span from the tip of Alaska to the tip of Argentina and all the islands in between. My people know that Latino is just a colonial word to divide the native people’s from each other on both continents. Trust me Maya is Inca inspired and Latina which makes her super Native in my book.
Native American? Referring to Maya? If u are, she is actually South American. In fact it has been confirmed by Iron Galaxy that Maya is of Latin origin as well as belonging to this order in South America. Not only that she is now a monster hunter 😉 Pretty cool, neat, awesome, and interesting, yes?
Ah yes, of course. I totally understand now. My honest mistake too. I must have forgotten and at the same time wasn’t thinking about those particular details u just talk about. Again my mistake. So I now want to apologize for my slight ignorance as well as momentary lapse of judgment and IF I had offended u with those statements I made also
Don’t worry bruh, I wish half the people I met had the balls to admit when they just didnt know. Shows you have wisdom and class.
Thank u very much and I appreciate that very much too 🙂 I also want to thank u for those educational lessons/tidbits u provided to me since history is one of my favorite subjects 😉 At the same time I want to do my best AND be more like those as well. Plus I now wanna say u appear to be a really cool and neat as well as informative and up-to-date guy AND fellow KI fan ^_^
Now speaking about Maya by any chance do u feel that rather being Incan, she should be Mayan instead since I now understand basically the Incan were based more in the mountains while the Mayans were based more in the jungle/rainforest? Heck, even her VERY name says it all. Also do u imagine Maya to speak Spanish in the game when she is finally AND officially completed/finished?
Interesting. …. I just want all the characters from ki2….. all plus eyedoll from ki1 and gargos plus new characters. … ki all day!!!!
The same goes for me here pretty much. You and me both too 😀 KI 4 LIFE!
Me too, guys. Now, I hope the next announcement is for Kim Wu and/or Tusk. They’re incredible characters, especially Kim Wu. However, I used to play very well with Tusk.
Don’t worry, BOTH Kim Wu and Tusk are going to be announce later on and soon enough too. And I know my guts tell me that they ARE going to return eventually for KI Season 2 😉
When I first saw that it wasnt Cinder I was pissed……but as someone mentioned more females are needed so I welcome ol Maya…..loving the updated design too
The very same goes for me here. You and me both too particularly on Maya’s new redesign as well as her entry into the Season 2 character roster 😀
Hate the new design. Any sex appeal she had is destroyd
What are u talking about? Maya STILL retained some of her sexiness and overall her sex appeal
Also those metal “bras” that were holding and supporting her breasts/boobs in KI2 I now find to be AND look quite silly and ridiculous 😛 And as for Maya’s animal-skinned shorts, I considered them to look just okay, nothing more and nothing else
So above all Maya’s new redesign now looks a WHOLE lot better than her original design in KI2 🙂
Good job. Loving the new look
The very same here. I couldn’t agree with u more on that 😉
I did NOT want Cinder right now especially with IG just now learning the sotware I want a PERFECT Cinder
She can do long distance combos by throwing her daggers. If she misses you lose that dagger and have to retrieve it. Each consecutive hit adds new properties eventually forming a giant unblockable homing dagger. Source: IGN
That’s even more ULTRA cool, awesome, amazing, and kickass KI news regarding Maya’s reveal already 😀 Thanks for the heads-up man 🙂
w8 this dosnt make sance how does maya relate to the teased character at the end of TJs trailer we should be seeing cinder maya shouldcome latter down the line
Ah yeah! Hell yeah! YES! This is ULTRA awesome, cool, amazing, rad, and kickass 😀 Maya is now and finally back! At the same time I had a pretty good feeling that she will make her return back for KI Season 2 ^_^ Not only that Maya new redesign looks REALLY great, awesome, cool, amazing, badass, and kickass as well as even sexy 😉 Above all welcome home and welcome back Maya, the Amazonian warrior queen 🙂
Man, I just noticed all the twitter stuff on the right… air counter breakers? Ugh, game ruined.
This is what I’m worried about the most. I’m going to reserve judgement, but I don’t see how this is going to work. Also, air combo breakers…how many characters can combo in the air? Not juggle–combo! This better not be a system to break juggles. That would be lame.
Yes, let’s hope not now that u mentioned it. Especially for the sake and future of Killer Instinct
There is always an asshole complaining about something without even trying it right?
There sure is. Go fuck yourself.
Or maybe an Air Based combo player is coming. Cinder?
Beyonce mixed with shakira
Yeah! Shakira and Beyonce in Killer Instinct
Hell yes we needed another female.. And love the tall Amazonian look…. I definitely was waiting on Myah and her wild knives! Now make those knives get stuck in sum flesh, then give us a chance to rip them out all in one combo!
Ah yeah, totally agree and absolutely with u too on EVERYTHING u mentioned there 😀 YES! Maya has finally come back for Season 2 🙂 I even can’t wait to hear her new theme 😉
Bitch nothing cinder hate maya ugly
Ugly? So u don’t like her new redesign?
Baby boy is just throwing a tantrum cuz he didn’t get what he wanted
Ah,I see now
Indifferent. Was hoping they would prioritize KI1 characters. Oh well, plenty spots left on the 8 confirmed.
They gotta spread out the most requested characters instead of announce them all up front. It makes sense that they’d show Maya now because she wasn’t the most highly-requested character.
Ah, I see now. Yes, I agree: That strategy/move DOES make plenty of sense. STILL pretty cool and awesome, at least to me 🙂
Weeks not over yet we still might see a trailer teaser or something
Of course, yes. Indeed too. You’re definitely right about that too 😉
Time for me to get the KI Tournament stick before Season 2 comes out.
Or get the Razer stick for XB1 which was announced today.
Was hoping for Cinder but Maya was a nice surprise. She looks way better, then again its not like her last design was hard to improve upon. Now give me Riptor.
Hell yeah, the very same goes for me here and I definitely, totally agree with u too on Maya’s new redesign 😀 Besides Cinder and Riptor, give me also Kim Wu and Tusk 🙂
ULTRA AWESOME! Welcome back, Maya!
ULTRA cool and amazing too 😀 Indeed, yes. Welcome home too, Maya ^_^
Now Lorde, I decide to ask u this: Do u imagine her to speak Portuguese by any chance since after all she is an AMAZONIAN and the majority of the Amazon is located in Brazil as well as noticing from before u were speaking/using Portuguese and so I am assuming that u are Brazilian, yes? 😉
Yes, you’re right Mike, I am Brazilian.
I can imagine Maya speaking Portuguese, and I would love to see she speaking Portuguese in the game.
But, I think that Maya is no longer Amazonian. I think that now in the new KI, she’s from Inca Empire. Maybe I’ve read that somewhere.
So, if she’s not Amazonian and is from Inca Empire, which has nothing to do with Brazil, she would speak their own language or even Spanish.
Of course, nothing has been confirmed yet, but definitely I hope she still from Amazonia and a Brazilian Portuguese speaker.
Ah yes, I thought as much. That’s pretty cool too 🙂
Well actually I just found out a few more new infos and details on and regarding Maya: According to and at the same time confirmed by Iron Galaxy: Maya is NOW a monster hunter and so like u just says is NO LONGER an Amazonian warrior queen, she belongs to and overall is a member of this South American order, and I decide to mention that Maya is of Latin origin meaning of course, that she is from South America and in turn, is going to speak either Spanish or Portuguese in the new KI depending on the artistic/creative directions the developers are going for/towards on Maya
BTW Lorde I can certainly imagine u find Maya to be attractive, beautiful, and sexy and at the same time badass, yes? 😉
Monster hunter? That’s pretty awesome.
Well, I think we will have to wait to see Maya’s trailer to know what language she speaks.
Absolutely, Maya is sexy and badass!
Here is this link where Iron Galaxy Studios talk and discuss about Maya in the Killer Instinct panel at EVO 2014. Pretty cool and neat as well as informative topic on Maya 🙂
Nice, thanks for the video.
I was thinking, the next trailer is going to be Maya’s trailer or Cinder’s reveal? What do you think, Mike?
Yes, totally agree
Yes, but of course. Indeed too 😉
Oh yeah 😀
You’re very welcome 🙂
Those or Riptor’s reveal, Cinder’s trailer, or even a reveal trailer of an all-new KI character ^_^
What do you prefer to see next, a new character or a returning character?
BOTH in my case ^_^
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