Goomba's Shoe will be back
Bowser added a "Why you should use Power Ups when fighting Mario, and Power Up Use Training Class - Optional Training" to his troops' Training Programme as he is sick of he and his troops being barred from using them...
The Metal Cap will return
The use of the Tanooki Suit was for gameplay reasonsNintendo couldn't use the Raccoon Suit for the fact that the Raccoon Suit was hard to make out on the small screen, so they used the more visible Tanooki Suit for a similar reason as Small Mario not having a hat.
A genuine Tanooki will be in the gameAs a secondary antagonist to Bowser, maybe even the True Final Boss. He's the one plonking tails on EVERYTHING.
This game will get a Mission Pack Sequel in the near future.This game will probably have the same case as Super Mario Galaxy 2; enough leftover ideas to fuel an entirely new game. It'll be a "Lost Levels" of sorts.
Boom Boom's Distaff Counterpart will be named "Poom Poom" in the localized version of this game.Her Japanese name is Pun-Pun. Boom Boom's Japanese name is Bun-Bun. It makes sense. If not "Poom Poom", then maybe something that sounds more feminine like "Pamm Pamm" or "Pomm Pomm" or something.
Boom Boom is a part-time transvestite.Game Informer states that the only 2 bosses are Boom Boom and Bowser. This is not true, as Pom Pom is also a boss. Unless...
Cosmic Mario is none other than...