diablo3It appears that it’s the month of fake rumors released by all sorts of strange websites: after the fake Modern Warfare 2 details list, we might now be facing a fake release date and system specification article on Diablo III. We all know that the game is coming but we have no idea when – and I think we could all agree that it’s not happening this year.

However, a website called kaputik claims to have the release date for Diablo III as well as the system requirements for Blizzard’s upcoming dungeon crawling RPG. According to the website, we’ll receive a multiplayer beta on September 11, 2009, and the full game will be released on 24th December, 2009. And this does not seem plausible at all, since it’s such a huge gap between the demo and the full release. Not to mention the fact that releasing a game exactly the 24th of December would be a huge waste of sold copies and Blizzard knows it and I’m sure they would never do such mistakes.

Now, regarding the rumored system requirements for Diablo III, here they are:

Operating System: Windows XP/ Vista
Processor: 1.4GHz or higher CPU.
RAM: 1Gb or more.
Video: 128Mb video card Dx9
Hard Drive Space: 4-8GB

Again, something I find hard to believe (if these are the recommended and not the minimum) since they are obscenely low. Also, that 4-8GB of HDD space needed by the game is also strange: plus/minus 4GB is pretty much!

So, as much as we’d like to believe that these information on Diablo 3’s release date and system requirements are (or could) be real, we can’t. Of course, it’s still valuable information and, as long as there is a 0.1% chance of it being true, there is still hope. However, the website launching the info also writes about hamburgers and airline companies, so I can’t believe them. Sorry.