PES 2012 boss apologises for E3 absence with video

Plus Messi asks you to follow game on Facebook

PES 2012's creative producer, Shingo 'Seabass' Takasuka has released a "video letter" to the community apologising for his absence at next week's show.

In the video, Takasuka explains why Konami's decided to focus on the off-the-ball action for this year's game, shows a bit of gameplay footage, and Lionel Messi even turns up at the end to ask you to follow the game on Facebook.

"E3 is kicking off next week but unfortunately I won't be able to make it since I'm still in the middle of production of PES 2012," says Takasuka. "As a substitution, I wanted to deliver this video letter."

Hit the link for the first PES 2012 details, screens and reveal trailer.