Shades of Animal Crossing in those peach trees

Retro shooters are practically a genre unto themselves these days, with D3Publisher hoping to land the first big hit on 3DS with the upcoming Dream Trigger 3D.

Although the screenshots don't look up to much in 2D, the depth of field offered by the 3DS top screen should help to bring the graphics to life. Players must use sonar bombs to expose enemies before blowing them into multi-coloured bits to a dynamic multi-track musical score. It sounds like it could be worth a look when it launches in Spring 2011.

There's footage in the first gameplay trailer below, as well as Dream Trigger 3D screenshots in the gallery.