Looks like they improved things that were already pretty good about the first game; hopefully, though, they will improve it so the goons are not the same generic brainless walking punching bags with facelifts for each level like in the first game. And make a better city, too.
Reminds me I need to make the time to go back and complete the first game. The screenshots really don't do it much justice compared to it moving, though graphics weren't the first games strong point either, it's all about the satisfying combat and batshit crazy characters, and this looks like it should have it in spades.
(I'm probably the only person who actually really liked the pixel/coin/dust effect in the PAL version over the blood of the US version, reminded me of that sweet sphere explosion effect in Killer 7. Sort of.)