Resident Evil, the Netflix series, arrived on July 14. The first season consists of 8 episodes, with the story unfolding over two-time frames. The first is New Raccoon City, modern-day, following Jade and Billie with their father, Albert Wesker. The second takes place in a post-apocalyptic world populated by zombies and other warlike creatures, focusing on Jade as an adult.
In good adaptation, the series takes advantage of the plot to place links with the ever-popular games, with references to the original game in the form of character names, settlement names, and post-apocalyptic themes. The resemblance is evident with Resident Evil Welcome to Raccoon City, Resident Evil 2 and its 2019 remake, as well as Resident Evil 6. These are by far some of the most cherished games among fans, and the latter even caught the eye of iGaming behemoth Skywind, who released their own video slot with the Resident Evil 6 trademark at some of the most popular new online casinos.
Let’s get right into it. Here are the 10 best references to the Resident Evil video game franchise!
In one episode, Jade and Billie Wesker lead a scavenger hunt at their New Raccoon City home. They must then play a piece on the piano, which is none other than Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. It is the favorite composition of the co-founder of the multinational Umbrella, Oswell E.Spencer.
The Octagonal Shape
The logo of the evil multinational Umbrella takes the shape of an octagon. A form that you find at different times in the series. The earrings worn by Jade Wesker in 1st episode are octagonal. There are also several frames with this shape in the Wesker family home.
The Giant Alligator
Giant alligators and crocodiles feature in several Resident Evil games. The most striking remains that of the second episode, which must be fought in the sewers. The series pays tribute to him in the last episodes. A similar creature is sent by Jade on Umbrella and Billie Wesker’s soldiers.
The Chemical Compound P30
The chemical compound P30 is mentioned several times in the series without being mentioned directly. It allows someone’s mind to be controlled by placing the compound in a Scarab device. Jill Valentine is notably manipulated in this way by Albert Wesker in Resident Evil 5. It is also the case in the series when Evelyn is under the control of Billie Wesker.
If you’ve played Resident Evil 4, it’s impossible not to remember Dr. Salvador. An opponent crossed quite early in the game capable of killing you with one blow by severing Leon’s head with a chainsaw. In the series, the character appears in the prison of the Brotherhood, where Jade Wesker is locked up.
The Zombified Doberman
The first Resident Evil marked players with the surprise attack of a zombie Doberman who smashes a window in the Spencer Mansion. A sequence was reproduced in the first live-action from 2002. The Netflix adaptation pays tribute to this creature from the first episode when Jade and Billie are attacked in turn.
The Arklay Mountains
The mountains of Arklay represent a long-standing element in the Resident Evil universe. It is where the Spencer and Lisa Trevor mansion is. This location appears during episode 7 as Albert Wesker travels to Umbrella. He controls his three clones who perform research.
The Red9 pistol
The Red9 is an iconic gun from RE4 with its antique appearance. The strongest weapon in its category appears in episode 4 of the series. Baxter flees during a long shot, slaughtering anyone who gets in his way. And the weapon he’s holding is easily identifiable Red9.
The Appearance of Lickers
Lickers are easily recognizable with their open brain and long tongue. These creatures are blind but are easily spotted by noise. They appear in episode 3 as Jade Wesker tries to escape from England in an immigrant group. The opportunity for a breathless chase.