Gameplay remains similar to that of other 3D Legend of Zelda games. It involves the player traveling through vast worlds and exploring large areas known as dungeons. However, there are new elements as well. One of which being quick time events, a first for the Zelda series, in both cutscenes and actual gameplay.
The biggest new edition is voice-acted cutscenes. Characters are given a voice, including Link, who now talks.
Thousands of years ago, the goddess Hylia, the descendant and successor of the Golden Goddesses, forged a blade capable of defeating even the greatest of evils after an army of demons appeared and wrecked havoc on the land.