IGN managed to scoop up a short interview with producer Ben Bell.  We still don’t have specifics on the system requirements, but Ben does mention once again that he is aiming to allow TS3 to run on a wide range of computers – from laptops to supercomputers.  Here’s a snippet from their Q&A session:

IGN: What’s a cool story of something that happens in The Sims 3 that could never happen in The Sims 2?

Ben Bell: Going on a date to the beach. A picnic with your family in the graveyard, followed by a quick tour of the catacombs! Finding a rare asteroid on the way home from the science lab only to see your husband arrested. There are so many things that can happen in The Sims 3 that players have never seen before.

Read the whole interview