Mr. Resetti has lost his job at the Reset Surveillance Center due to a new auto-save feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, adding him to a growing list of NPC characters rendered useless by New Horizons’s gameplay advancements.

The revelation was made during a Mashable interview with Animal Crossing: New Horizons director Aya Kyogoku.

“I think this will be a positive thing for the player, because in New Horizons you can stop playing in the middle of your game and it’ll still save,” says Kyogoku. “But unfortunately because there’s no necessity to reset the game or reset button on the Switch, Mr. Resetti had a hard time. He was laid off from his position.”

In previous mainline Animal Crossing games, Mr. Resetti would pop out of the ground in front of a player’s house after resetting their game to lecture them to not do just that.


Mr. Resetti in Animal Crossing for Nintendo GameCube


In early games, Mr. Resetti could be quite terrifying — especially for young players; so much so, that Nintendo made him a completely optional character in Nintendo 3DS title Animal Crossing: New Leaf, only regularly appearing after the player has built the Reset Surveillance Center public works project.

However, Sonny Resetti fans can rest easy: It sounds as though everyone’s favorite angry mole will be assuming a new role in the game.

“We also believe that Mr. Resetti is looking for a new job after his layoff. So please look forward to that,” Kyogoku added.

Perhaps Mr. Resetti can join Celeste as an employee at the museum gift shop (sent to waste away there after the removal of constellations in New Leaf) along with Harriet (whose job seems redundant with full character customization now a thing) and Lottie (because what does she really bring to the table? Really?).

What’re your thoughts on Mr. Resetti’s lay-off? Let us know in the comments and stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it becomes available!

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Written by Daniel Dell-Cornejo

Daniel is an editor at Nintendo Wire. Always with his head in the clouds, he is never apart from his creative thoughts – a blessing for an aspiring fiction writer. As a journalist and lifelong gamer, he aims to provide readers with the very best in Nintendo coverage.