Although I do thiink that there absolutley WILL be partners in Sticker Star, I think they will only help you in the field because think about it: How would the partners fight? One could argue that they could use the some of the stickers Mario collects throughout the game. But since the partner would just be used sort of like another turn for the player and since they put in the battle spin to increase your chances of being able to attack more than once in a single turn, it would be pointless for a partner in sticker star to have to fight. But that's just me. What are your thoughts?