Damn those guys at Gamespy, I haven't even left for E3 yet and they've already seen the Doom 3 presentation multiple times and have posted a three-page first look about it. As you might imagine it's chock full of goodness regarding the game that everyone is going to be clamoring to see at E3, not least of all me:
While id isn't planning on giving away the entire plot of the game anytime soon, here's what we know so far: DOOM III is basically a "retelling" of the original DOOM, with many of the same characters and themes, and even some returning weapons. Most of the game is set on Mars, where you're a marine recently stationed at the Union Aerospace Corporation, a company with strong military ties doing experimentation with teleportation technology. It seems a few people at the UAC don't exactly have everyone's best interests at heart, and after a betrayal, things quickly descend into chaos, with members of the facility being possessed and turned into zombies. This is where you come in - as one quote from the demonstration put it, "only one man stands between hell and earth... you."
I'll have my own pics and writeup tonight or tomorrow, but until then, see you at E3! Or not.