Mr. Resetti
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One of the angriest Nintendo characters is probably Mr. Resetti from the Animal Crossing series. If you've ever encountered him yourself, you'll know he's the guy that pops up out of the ground and tells you off when you forget to save. You might have even met his brother Don Resetti if you were particularly naughty.

Well, we've got some upsetting news to share today. It looks like Mr. Resetti has lost his job. Yep, during an interview with Mashable at E3 2019, Animal Crossing: New Horizons project lead Aya Kyogoku confirmed Mr. Resetti would be replaced at the Reset Surveillance Center by a new auto-save function.

"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."

Despite how sad long-time fans are likely to be about Nintendo's decision to let the mole go, Kyogoku believes it's for the best:

"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."

Fortunately, she was able to reveal Mr. Resetti is currently looking for new work:

"We also believe that Mr. Resetti is looking for a new job after his layoff. So please look forward to that."

This now has us wondering what's going on with his brother, Don. We guess he's been laid off as well.

Alarmingly, this isn't the first time something like this has happened in the Animal Crossing series. The town mayor Tortimer retired in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and it's believed Frillard – the frilled-necked lizard – passed away.

How do you think Mr. Resetti could be put to use in the upcoming Animal Crossing game for Switch? Tell us below.