1) “Every level is new,” allaying concerns that Galaxy 2 would recycle a lot of the first Galaxy’s content.
2) Mario can ride Yoshi in “some stages”
3) Yoshi can eat a Dash Pepper to run up vertical walls and Blimp Fruit to float like a balloon.
4) Mario can drill into planets.
5) “Skilled players will want to collect new Comet Metals, which will unlock harder levels with even more challenges.”
6) The game supports 1-2 players, though no details yet as to whether that indicates anything more than one person playing as Mario and the other assisting with control of a helper cursor, a la the first Super Mario Galaxy.