The New Jersey Devil’s new mascot, the adorable little dog, Pietro, has crossed over into the big time.
The Devils announced Pietro’s debut in an Instagram post, calling him “a character who was inspired by our favorite characters in the Animal Crossing franchise.”
The announcement comes less than two weeks after the franchise released a new trailer for the film “Pietro” in which the dog is seen walking through a mall.
“Animal Crossing” is based on a popular Japanese video game series that debuted in 1996.
It’s set in a village where characters can cross over from one town to another, often by taking the names of nearby villagers.
The New Jersey franchise is a franchise that has expanded into multiple anime series, live action films, and live-action short films.
The new series will premiere in the United States in 2018.
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