To go alongside the mammoth new gallery of shots released today, Nintendo has also listed new gameplay details for Skyward Sword.
Lake Floria and the Parella Tribe
Later in his quest, Link must make his way to an as-yet-undiscovered section of the Faron Woods that is home to Lake Floria. The lake is inhabited by the squid-like Parella tribe, which makes its first appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Insects and Potions
Throughout the game, Link travels back and forth between the surface and Skyloft. Players can collect bugs in the various areas they visit, and these insects can be used to infuse new ingredients into the variety of different potions available for purchase at the bazaar in Skyloft, giving the potions powerful new effects.
Fun Fun Island
Also new in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is Fun Fun Island, one of the small islands that float above the clouds near Link's hometown. To enter, Link has to first fulfill the request of its lone inhabitant. (By the sounds of it, this looks like similiar entertainment mini-games found in past titles will all be in one place.)
Players can use the Wii Remote Plus to lash Link's whip at enemies and objects. The whip also can be used to grab items and is integral to solving certain puzzles.
Skyward Sword is released November 18th.