Back at E3 2011 Nintendo was set to reveal the Wii U, a successor to its Phenomenally successful Wii console. To accompany this announcement Nintendo had reached out to many developers to create and showcase their games. One of these developers was Virgil Games, creators of the Darksiders franchise. During the Wii U reveal a brief teaser trailer showed Darksider II running on the platform. But there was something many of us didn’t know, Darksiders II was actually supposed to be playable on the show floor at Nintendo’s booth! In a recent interview on the Game Informer Show former Vigil Games founder David Adams, now with Gunfire Games, talked about the experience.
Darksiders II would go on to be one of the most notable launch titles on the Wii U and subsequent launch window. Darksiders II even did well enough to justify bringing a remaster of the original game, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, to the Wii U in 2017. What do you all think about Nintendo pulling a 180 on Virgil Games?