In BIOHAZARD 3 LAST ESCAPE and the Spanish version of RE3, the Hunter β that Carlos encountered in the hospital will still slice the zombie's neck it but won't be decapitated and even though there's a blood sound effect, blood won't come out.
In the S.D. Perry novelization of the third game, Resident Evil: Nemesis, the Hunter β were being transported to Raccoon City in order to obtain their final combat data before entering mass-production. Due to the viral outbreak and subsequent martial law, the truck never left Raccoon City, and eventually the Hunters escaped to several city areas.
The Hunter β design was focused on extending its claws. To make it appear more grotesque, the left forearm and hand were increased in size compared with the right arm.[excerpt 1]