Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been obsessing a core of 3DS fans for over a year now, and with Monster Hunter Generations on the way there's now renewed focus on the series. To demonstrate that point Digital Foundry has revisited the Capcom title to show the improvements in performance when played on a New 3DS.

We and many others made the observation at release that, beyond the C-Stick camera movement, the New 3DS also delivers a stronger framerate performance. Considering how few games utilise the stronger CPU of the iterative hardware it's a perk worth enjoying, though cutscenes don't seem to benefit. Presumably because the Digital Foundry team can now capture and analyse a New 3DS unit it's decided to prove the point, and also demonstrates that there are also visual enhancements between systems.

Check it out below.