Ben Cureton, Darksiders II’s combat designer was asked about the games which might have inspired them regarding combat, and the answer was:
Well, we definitely played every combat game. It doesn’t matter if it’s considered the best game of all time or the worst game of all time. We play ‘em all. Obviously, we had the Zelda inspiration with the puzzles and stuff. But for combat, we are huge DMC and Bayonetta fans
I am also a big fan of Devil May Cry series and yes, some of the Death’s moves reminded me of the stylish Nero. As far as the puzzles are concerned, most of them were fun to solve. The games like Legends of Zelda, Devil May Cry or Bayonetta might have inspired the developers but Darksiders 2 does not appear to be the copy of any of these titles.
The game got a great response on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 and now, we will have to see how the game performs on the highly anticipated console Wii U as Darksiders 2 is in the list of launch titles for the Nintendo’s upcoming console.