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Hi-res artwork of Killer Instinct season 2 Maya and City of Dawn stage; full EVO 2014 panel video

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 14, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. PDT

Since the EVO 2014 reveal of the next Killer Instinct season 2 character, Maya, we've gotten a few new goodies for you all to enjoy.

First up, high resolution images featuring Maya's character and stage design have hit the internet. Below you will find the official concept art for her and the City of Dawn stage.


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Also, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy Studios' full EVO 2014 panel can now be viewed. Considering this conference was not originally streamed in any way, you may want to check out the panel yourself and get all the latest details on Killer Instinct season 2.

Source: IGN. Submitted by GodzOfTheArenaTV, likewoah, Joey900, and JMJ_X.

Comments

tofu64 said on July 14, 2014 at 4:46 p.m.
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black people don't have blue eyes

#1
dementus said on July 14, 2014 at 4:48 p.m.

She has a very nice pair of... knives.

#2
xShonuffx said on July 14, 2014 at 4:54 p.m.

She ain't black, and neither is Wonder Woman, she's Amazonian silly.

Anyways. I love it. This design is something you can take seriously and not like she's some bad cosplay hooker. A+ for Iron Galaxy for this one. Can't wait to see her in action.

#3
ArkticDark said on July 14, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.

In Figi the black people have blue eyes and asian hair.

#4
dangerbreed said on July 14, 2014 at 4:59 p.m.

wrong

#5
rlt4life said on July 14, 2014 at 5:10 p.m.

Fail, she's from south america.

On another note, she really does look like Scarlet Johansson in the face department. Not bad at all.

#6
Risingpunch said on July 14, 2014 at 5:14 p.m.

digging that outfit...sexy but classy.

#7
tidestick said on July 14, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.

this season pass dlc is wack. Finish the damn game already.

#8
himura said on July 14, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.

fail, south american people does not have blue eyes if is not mixed with caucasians....same as asian people.....

Is funny that she is an inca inspired char that her name is maya, making references two of the most important south american civilizations.

and yes, she looks like Scarlet Johansson :P

#4
wrong, natives they dont.

But most important.....WHO THE F CARES!! is just a character design......

#9
onoitsbroko said on July 14, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Beyonce Plz.

#10
HyperGadoken said on July 14, 2014 at 5:37 p.m.

well i'm actually impressed for once. I've always appreciated their level design, not so much the character design. Maya looks great , but her face really does look similar to Beyonzo.

#11
likewoah said on July 14, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.

They also have an official feedback forum up.

http://www.ultra-combo.com/

#12
chowdizzle said on July 14, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.

Amazing art on her, really an amazing piece, she looks fantastic.

Unfortunately I don't have faith in the dev team to make a model that does justice to this piece.

Will hold my tongue further til I get to see the model.

#13
AAKZ said on July 14, 2014 at 5:44 p.m.

PC RELEASE!!

#14
Darc_Requiem said on July 14, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.

Not true, it's uncommon but it happens.

#15
RambroCampAlot said on July 14, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.

i hate white people with dreads though,especially the ones with blond hair

#16
RpDrizzy said on July 14, 2014 at 6:19 p.m.

Fail just because she from South America doesn't mean she isn't African decent either. Not saying she is eitheir, but I like too keep this site ignorant free :)

#17
Teinted_Gene said on July 14, 2014 at 6:33 p.m.

looking forward to her trailer and gameplay video

#18
Teinted_Gene said on July 14, 2014 at 6:33 p.m.

agreed

#19
fgcismyboo said on July 14, 2014 at 6:36 p.m.

First, she's a video game. Second, who cares what race she is. Third, damn she looks hot.

#20
GiBGUN said on July 14, 2014 at 6:37 p.m.

The art style of Orchid's face looked considerably better (and more feminine) in concept art than it did in-game.

Hopefully for Maya they're able to tone down the manly female faces that are normally associated with Mortal Kombat 9!

#21
yunghurd said on July 14, 2014 at 6:50 p.m.

Look up the film series "Hidden Colors" and the book "They Came Before Columbus". Learn your history, playaz.

#22
SgtKonus said on July 14, 2014 at 6:54 p.m.

Um there are many blacks in South America, 90% of the slaves in the triangle trade went to Brazil.

#23
rlt4life said on July 14, 2014 at 7:11 p.m.

Never said there weren't.

#24
rlt4life said on July 14, 2014 at 7:14 p.m.

Lol I'm not exactly sure where people I'm assuming she can't be bkack. Oh well.

#25
DJoe said on July 14, 2014 at 7:14 p.m.

This outfit looks better than the original

#26
learis1 said on July 14, 2014 at 7:26 p.m.

She's like a mix between scarlet johansesn and shakira.

p.s. she's not black, she's swedish.

#27
TorTorVega said on July 14, 2014 at 7:52 p.m.

Which are the black people of Europe. :)

Anyway, glad to see that the new team can actually produce good looking characters. I was somewhat worried after the reveal of Combo. Heh.

#28
maxs2d2ace said on July 14, 2014 at 8:32 p.m.

@1
YEA black people do have blue eyes. in fact there are two famous black people on youtube that made a video about having blue eyes and stupid racism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM1dp...

btw
south America has the second most highest population of blacks next to Africa.

#29
suprez said on July 14, 2014 at 8:35 p.m.

I love her big DSL

#30
xShonuffx said on July 14, 2014 at 8:42 p.m.

Seriously bro? Dreads have been in existence since Cro-Magnon days. They have been worn by all types of races and colors through out history.

#31
xShonuffx said on July 14, 2014 at 8:44 p.m.

YO I love Hodgetwins.

DO WHATEVER THE F*** YOU WANNA DOOOOOO!!!!

#32
HyperViperNZ said on July 14, 2014 at 10:14 p.m.

Mained her in KI2. Gonna main her again. Even if she's poop tier. Sorry Sadira, you will always be my close second.
Love the dreadlocks. Hot.

#33
Moonfish said on July 14, 2014 at 10:18 p.m.

Well:

I'm brazilian, I have dark ("brown") skin and green eyes; no African ancestrals (as far as I know). I have white/indigenous blood. Most people in Brazil are very mixed. Even the black people are genetically mixed. It's not too uncommon for mixed people with dark skin to have natural blue eyes and even light-colored hair. You could call us "latins" I guess.
People from the US/EU usually believe that theres only three "races" in the world: white, black (Africans)and yellow. Maybe because people in your contries don't mix very much. There are a LOT of dark skin people who are not Africans. From American indians, to the hindis, arabs, southern asians, etc.
If she is an Inca, she can't have African blood because well, the Incans don't exist anymore and by the time they did, the Spanish hadn't bring African slaves to Peru. And the Incan descendants today (the quíchua) don't mix with other ethnicies. She is copper-skinned just like any other South/Central American indigenous people. The blue eyes are probably just a stretch - like Chun-Li's.

Also, the Mayans inhabited Mexico and Central America wich is very far away from S.America. It's funny how game developers tend to think that Mayans, Incans and Aztecs inhabited the same place at the same time. =P
But since she's Amazonian, wich is obviously a ficticious place, I can't demand historical accuracy.

#34
GodzOfTheArenaTV said on July 14, 2014 at 11:23 p.m.

Black/white = Biracial. Not saying that Maya is, but your comment is ignorant and there are indeed biracial women and men that have tan skin/light skin/beige skin and blue yes, green eyes, hazel eyes ect.... Example I have a little niece, my sister is black and so am I.LoL. She married a white man and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and their daughter is light skin with blue eyes.

But back on the subject. I love Maya's new design. I was indeed thrilled with her new design.

#35
Mabrice95 said on July 14, 2014 at 11:57 p.m.

When will they made a reel black girl on fighting games? Its not hard to make that, because black women are never represented on video games like they are. The african woman type is very beautifull. Why do they must put a mixed girl or a white girl with dark skin. Its not normal on 2014! So what? You think only white poeple playing games?!?

#36
Focusflute said on July 15, 2014 at 12:31 a.m.

really cool her playstyle sounds ridiculously awesome

#37
Mr_Salt said on July 15, 2014 at 1:16 a.m.

I see your statement and raise you: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=b...

#38
Sasuga said on July 15, 2014 at 2:25 a.m.

She didn't age one bit. She looks even younger than her KI2 version. Not complaining tho. It makes it all the more 'sensible' that we will see Cinder appear.

#39
BladeStunner said on July 15, 2014 at 4:34 a.m.

Fold

#40
godfist314 said on July 15, 2014 at 4:45 a.m.

Wow, thanks for all that info man. Yeah history is more complicated than it first appears.

#41
shadekill said on July 15, 2014 at 6:15 a.m.

League of Legends Nidalee

#42
Zangelin said on July 15, 2014 at 6:56 a.m.

Fail, Ice men and Cyborgs are not real.

C'mon people, really? Who the F cares.

#43
Koko64 said on July 15, 2014 at 6:57 a.m.

Because there needs to be race war in everything lol
Idk I'm black an I wouldn't give a f**k if there was or wasn't a black character in a game. Wouldn't play them any way (Street Fighter)

#44
Dracos_Wrath said on July 15, 2014 at 8:25 a.m.

Cyborgs are real though.

#45
tbogard said on July 15, 2014 at 9:01 a.m.

looks like rihanna X beyonce X someone else...

#46
BlackHart said on July 15, 2014 at 9:25 a.m.

Agreed x 1000000000000000000000

#47
BlackHart said on July 15, 2014 at 9:32 a.m.

+1 for the Hidden Colors reference and an additional +1 for Ivan Van Sertima books.

#48
darkunor said on July 15, 2014 at 10:12 a.m.

The design is great but, geez, I think they went a bit over the top by giving her some celebrity Scarlet Johansson makeover.

She's supposed to look like some rugged amazonian warrior and not some reality TV star!

#49
Albert_o6 said on July 15, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.

people will complain about everything..accept it and move on

#50
bojack13 said on July 15, 2014 at 10:11 p.m.

Anyone else only notice the picture and thought it was Tekken 7 news about Christie?

#51
BladeStunner said on July 16, 2014 at 2:45 a.m.

Them lips though

#52
JMJ_X said on July 19, 2014 at 8:17 a.m.

Have you guys notice that Maya has an Egyptian god inscribed on her dagger?.. Its Anubis, Protector of the dead and Embalming

#53


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