VU Games has sent along word that Evil Genius has indeed just gone gold. Here's the announcement straight from them including a description and the official website:
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 18, 2004) Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the PC strategy/simulation game Evil Genius has gone gold and will ship to retail stores worldwide on September 28th. A trial version of the game will be released on the Internet on Monday, August 30th. More information about Evil Genius can be found at the official website: http://www.howevilareyou.com/. In Evil Genius gamers assume the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device. A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.