The Legend of Zelda is an action-adventure game that takes place in a fully connected overworld, similar to the original The Legend of Zelda, with less emphasis on defined entrances and exits to dungeons. The game allows the player to have more freedom over previous titles, allowing them to decide their destination and method of travel. The overworld can be traversed on foot or on Link’s horse, Epona. Epona automatically avoids obstacles, allowing the player to concentrate on other tasks, such as shooting arrows. Link can leap off Epona and enter bullet time to better aim his bow at enemies.
The game world, said to be the largest one in any Zelda game, is as large as the Wii U’s hardware can handle.