"Hey Superstar" was their first single and it was released in October 3, 2011, but was used as the theme song for TNA Wrestling'sGenesis event in January.
Four music videos were released, "Hey Superstar" on August 30, 2011, "Imagineer" on September 13, 2011, "Across 5 Ocean" right before starting "Lila, The Divine Game" tour on September 27, 2012 and "They're Coming For Me" during hiatus between it and Farewell tour in 2013.
The album received positive reviews upon its release. From IGN's 90% rating to Rock Sound's 70%, the album has been well received. Chad Grischow of IGN said "Regardless of whether you have followed the tale from the start or this is your first taste of Madina Lake, World War III proves to be a satisfying conclusion to the tale and stands up well on its own as simply a great rock album." Kerrang! rated the album 4 Ks out of 5 and stated that "There is much to like about World War III, both in terms of its energy and its exuberant and determined quality."