Reset Surveillance Center
The player about to enter the Center in New Leaf
Inside the Center in New Leaf
|Function||Preventing players from resetting|
|Opening Hours||Any time after 8:00 PM on certain nights (City Folk)|
Between 9:00 PM and midnight on days following precipitation (New Leaf)
The Reset Surveillance Center (known as the Resetti Surveillance Center in City Folk and Resetti's Headquarters in Doubutsu no Mori e+) is a location in Doubutsu no Mori e+, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Inside, Mr. Resetti and his brother, Don, live and work. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, the center is hidden under a random breakable rock. In City Folk, the center is located at the eastern end of the city, behind two traffic cones in front of the tunnel leading out of the city proper; in New Leaf, on the other hand, the facility is available as a public works project at the cost of 368,000 Bells.
Doubutsu no Mori e+
The Reset Center first appears in Doubutsu no Mori e+ and is accessible after the player's second encounter with Mr. Resetti. To get in, the player must hit every rock with a shovel until one cracks. Hitting the cracking rock again will break it and reveal a hole. Entering the hole will lead to the Reset Center, where Mr. Resetti and Don Resetti can be found. However, unlike later games, there is no reward for getting inside.
Animal Crossing: City Folk
In its second appearance in the Animal Crossing series, the Resetti Surveillance Center is located in the tunnel at the eastern end of the city, its entrance usually blocked by two traffic cones. However, on random evenings after 8:00 PM, a nearby light will be lit, and one of the cones will be pushed aside, allowing entry. Should the player enter the center, they will find either Mr. Resetti or Don, who will be surprised that they were able to get into the subterranean structure. The brother present will then ask the player to withdraw from the facility, eventually offering to give the player a Silver Shovel.
On subsequent visits, the player may come across Mr. Resetti and Don sitting in the center's two orange chairs. After the player speaks to one of the brothers, they engage in conversation - during which an alarm goes off. In response, the chair that Mr. Resetti is settled in pulls back, and the mole exits the building, presumably to travel to the residence of the resetter.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
The Resetti Surveillance Center—now known as the Reset Surveillance Center—returns in New Leaf as a public works project, with its construction allowing Mr. Resetti, as well as Don, to scold the player each time they reset their game. (Previously, no prerequisites had to be fulfilled for the mole to make appearances, but due to reports stating that his lectures have been the cause of distress among younger players, the developers decided to make him an optional feature.) To unlock the Reset Surveillance Center as a public works project, the player must reset their game once, which causes them to receive their first - and possibly only, depending on whether the surveillance center is installed or not - lecture from Mr. Resetti. After this, Isabelle adds the Reset Surveillance Center to the list of available public works projects. The erection cost is 368,000 Bells, which can be paid to Lloid at the construction site.
Following the center's completion, Mr. Resetti resumes his staple role of reprimanding those who reset without saving. The Reset Surveillance Center, similar to its past appearance, is once again enterable. Rarely, during the evening (between 9 PM and midnight) of a sunny day that follows a day where it rained or snowed, the manhole covering the center's entrance will be removed, allowing access inside.
On the first visit, Mr. Resetti can be found watching television, and if spoken to, he will go on an in-depth ramble about his job before shooing the player away. Subsequent visits may involve Mr. Resetti, Don or both. Five visits are required for Don's picture, followed by an additional two visits for Mr. Resetti's picture.
Normally blocked path in Animal Crossing: City Folk.
|Public works projects|