IGN Rewind Theater analysis:
I’ll start off by saying that the theory of this game taking place “in the future” is ridiculous. Even given their evidence, I don’t know why they’d think that. It’s very clear to me that the Joker is recuperating from the effects of the Titan serum. That WAS Harley Quinn we saw and the Joker isn’t old. A zeppelin in the sky does not show a futuristic Gotham. Gotham City has always been timeless and therefore includes elements of futuristic technology with older artistic styles. If this game were truly to take place in the future, a large portion of the architecture would no doubt be more representative of the Gotham City we’ve seen imagined in more future-based stories like Batman Beyond. Furthermore, no one wants to play as a “60-year old Bruce Wayne.” We want to keep kicking butt in the same manner that we got to in the first game. IGN made some good observations in the Two-Face poster, the Iceberg Lounge, and the reference to Black Mask, but that’s it.