Oh, c’mon! He was a given. =/ Ah well, still news. And maybe it’s just me, but his model seems slightly different from the first game’s.
I’m more worried about the Koopalings. The NSMBWii-style map screen makes me hopeful, but all we’ve been seeing is Bowser Jr., and now there are Bowser Jr. statues… It’s looking less likely they’ll be making their first leap into a 3D game (NSMBWii was 2.5D).
Also: The jaggedness on that star-ring thing in the first screenshot really sticks out.