I think it is more a difference in art direction. The original total recall seems more a derivative of THX 1138 in some visual aspects, whereas Total Recall 2012 seems more derivative of Blade Runner. Different future style. Blade runner was made before the original total recall so that shows you the difference is more one of artistic direction and not so much tech for movie making and/or time difference between the future time being portrayed. And part of my original point is that Cyberpunk originated in America and the Anime derives from this genre and older movies have no problem with portraying various types of alternate futures very well. Minority Report being another example of this. The point being that the fact it is anime shouldn’t stop them from being able to recreate the same art style on film since it has been done already in film long ago. The only unique “signature” bits of tech being the motorized robots and exoskeletons that are hallmarks of the Masamune Shirow art style.
I need to see more since what they have shown so far doesn’t really show much in terms of the art style and tech of the world being portrayed. The tech in GITS not really being as advanced as flying cars, because most of the armor, vehicles and tech are ground based with helicopters and planes just being more souped up versions of what we have today. And the city scapes are not overly like Blade Runner and are slightly upgraded variants of cities found throughout Asia like Japan, Singapore or China today or even New York.