Briar, Leon, and Nanao had been found by a group of police who were trying to safeguard whatever survivors they could from their base in the Catacombs of Paris. Unfortunately, MUZ (Mega-Uber-Zombie) made short work of the police, but while MUZ was distracted by them, the three escaped into the catacombs, met Louis and saved him. Then they escaped the catacombs, got mauled by some dogs and met Anne.
The united group went to a hospital, found a helicopter, and flew off to Reims where they were attacked by some bandits, one of whom they adopted. The bandits were ret-conned into being good guys, thus making Louis out to be rather villainous for shooting them dead. They then raided a military base north of town for helecopter fuel, and totally wasted yet another really powerful zombie without even trying. Tch.
Having got fuel, the party returned to their helicopter and flew to Metz. In Metz they found a group of survivors who had made a base in a company building. The party then beat up some bandits, and found Neil and Laura. Neil, after setting a bunch of zombies on them, offered to give one of them a cybernetic enhancement. Weirdo.