When Nintendo showed the Wii U at E3 2011, Darksiders II was announced as one of the games coming to the platform. This game was showcased during Nintendo's presentation, but it turns out there was actually supposed to be a demo of the game on E3's show floor. During a recent episode of the Game Informer podcast, developer David Adams discussed how his team worked their butts off to get together a playable demo at Nintendo's request, which ended up never being shown to the public.
“That was interesting. Nintendo came to us and said, ‘Hey, can you put this on Wii U? And we’ll show you in the press conference.’ Or when they announced the Wii U. And so we actually said, ‘I mean, we’ll give it a shot.’ I actually helped on that too, because I used to be a programmer. So it was me, our tech director, and our graphics programmer and we all piled into an office and worked on it for like a month and got it all up and running. And then that didn’t last… well actually, Nintendo was going to show it at their booth, and at the last minute they were like, ‘Eh, nevermind.’ But they still showed it in their press conference, so that’s cool. They were like, ‘Just kidding!’ We were working until like middle of the night, every night trying to get it working on the Wii U.”