Maya makes her Killer Instinct 2 debut in a new gameplay trailer and screenshots

While Maya was announced for the upcoming season 2 for Killer Instinct 2 sometime ago, but now we finally get to see some gameplay of her in action as well as her new stage. In addition to Maya it seems that Iron Galaxy is playing the teasing game yet again, this time around by showing us a quick glimpse of one pissed off mummy-like creature along with with his (her?) specific stage backdrop.  Is this a new a character? It very well could be as Microsoft and Iron Galaxy did mention that a new character would be making their way to the franchise. On time will tell but you can expect to see more about that character as the Tokyo Game Show progresses.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdvV5A1iksU

Now all we need is Jay-Z to pop out of Maya’s stage, since she looks so much like Beyoncé, don’t you think so?

At Tokyo Game Show this week, Killer Instinct fans will get hands-on for the first time with Season 2’s Maya, the badass monster hunter wielding the ancient daggers “Temperance” and “Vengeance.” Maya is the second character to be revealed for Season 2, with TJ Combo from the original Killer Instinct confirmed at E3 last June.  You can check out Maya in action and a tease of the next character in the video above. 

First seen back in the day in 
Killer Instinct 2, Maya’s fast-paced “blade juggling” combat style lets her power up her daggers the more they’re blocked, leading to increasingly devastating attacks and mixups against her opponents.  You’ll need to be careful when playing her though — if she loses a blade, her powers are diminished until she can recover it.

Of course, if you don’t just happen to be at TGS in Japan this week, you won’t have to wait long to get your hands on
 Killer Instinct: Season 2 for Xbox One.  The game officially launches on Oct. 15, but Microsoft Studios and Iron Galaxy are giving fans a special way to get in on the action early.

Here’s the rundown: On September 23, the same day that 
Killer Instinct: Season 1 arrives on retail disc ($19.99/£16.99/€19.99), we’re also opening up pre-purchase of the Killer Instinct: Season 2 Ultra Edition for fans who can’t wait to get their fight on. Pre-purchasing the Season 2 Ultra Edition gets you instant access to TJ Combo, plus the full version of Killer Instinct 2 Classic, 3 weeks before the official launch of Season 2.

Once October 15
 arrives, Season 2 will officially launch with a completely revamped interface and eight new fighters, starting with TJ Combo and Maya at launch and a character per month after that. As always, the base game is a free download via Xbox Live. AdditionalSeason 2 fighters will roll out on a monthly basis and can be purchased individually for $4.99/£3.99/€4.99.

In the same manner as 
Season 1Killer Instinct: Season 2 for Xbox One will feature two value bundles for purchase:

Killer Instinct: Season 2 – Ultra Edition
 ($39.99/£34.99/€39.99)

  • Eight fighters, starting with TJ Combo and Maya on October 15,, with a new fighter arriving each month.
  • Alternate costumes and accessory packs for the Season 2 characters, featuring costumes designed by Kevin Bayliss, Art Director for the original Killer Instinct arcade games
  • Killer Instinct 2 Classic, a perfect port of the 1996 arcade game with full multiplayer support over Xbox Live and 1000 Gamerscore to earn
  • Ultra Edition buyers this season will get early access to characters and customization items before the Combo Breaker Pack or individual purchasers


Killer Instinct: Season 2 – Combo Breaker Pack (
$19.99/£16.99/€19.99)

  • Eight fighters, starting with TJ Combo and Maya on October 15, with a new fighter arriving each month.

For fans who want to get TJ Combo early, they can purchase the Killer Instinct: Season 2 – Ultra Edition between September 23rd and October 14th. This offer not only includes instantly adding TJ Combo to the roster, but also gives fans early access to Killer Instinct 2 Classic.

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