The recession is hitting everyone hard, and even the idyllic world of Animal Crossing can suffer from labor disputes and mass unemployment. The Resetti household is going to be having a sad Christmas this year, as it has been revealed that Mr. Resetti is out of a job due to the addition of an auto-save feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch.
The inhabitants of each village in the Animal Crossing series are generally nice people, with the exception of the angry Mr. Resetti, who exists to chastise players whenever they quit without saving the game. There are many Animal Crossing players who have endured one of Mr. Resetti's lengthy lectures after neglecting to save their game before quitting.
It seems that Mr. Resetti will soon be claiming unemployment checks, as project lead Aya Kyoguko told Mashable at E3 2019 that the addition of an auto-save feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons has left Mr. Resetti out of a job.
"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."
All is not lost for Mr. Resetti and his job prospects, as Kyogoku believes that there is still a place in Animal Crossing for the angry mole.
"We also believe that Mr. Resetti is looking for a new job after his layoff. So please look forward to that."
Mr. Resetti is one of the most iconic characters in the Animal Crossing series, which is partly due to how his chastising of the player goes against the idyllic nature of each game. It's possible that Mr. Resetti could exist to remind players about other functions of the Nintendo Switch, such as making sure that the system is fully charged or that they stay near a strong Wi-Fi spot while playing the online modes of the game.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be released for the Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2020.