"Yes, this is the official word that DOOM 3 has been code released and has been approved for manufacturing! It won't be long now until the anticipation ends and the PH34R begins ;-) We literally just hung up with Activision and have confirmed that our latest release candidate has been mutually approved and is finally GOLD. Thanks to everyone for their patience (yeah right! =) and for everyone at id, Activision and our numerous partners for helping us create what I believe is absolutely the best game we have ever made. "

The UK can expect to get the game first, with August 6th looking like the release date there. Most other places will see a August 13th release date, except for Russia and Poland which will be later.

Further evidence of the game's release was found here, where the story was that "Retailers in the States will be allowed to pick up games starting at 12:01 AM on August 3rd."

You can read about this in the planetdoom forum as well.

PLEASE don't let this be a wind-up!