With just a few days away from the release of the first DLC package for COD:Black Ops – First Strike; not much has been said in regards of the fifth map in the package titled “Ascension” which is a map for the Zombies portion of the game. However, with the release hour growing near Treyarch wants to spark that last minute interest and has done a preview video (for Inside XBOX) with commentary and a bit of sneak peak gameplay showing off some new Zombies features. Check it out below along with another gameplay video that is floating around the web. Chances are the gameplay video will be taken down rather quickly by Activision so catch it while you can if you are interested!

[youtube height=”385″ width=”640″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu97AxY0GGg[/youtube]

Personally I don’t know what the reason is but I just haven’t had much interest in Zombies for COD:Black Ops and it just didn’t swallow me in like before with the few times I’ve played it. I loved COD:WAW Zombies and I honestly think I played more COD:WAW Zombies than I did actual COD:WAW MP but there is just something about COD:Black Ops Zombies that I don’t care for. I don’t know if it is the fact that the Zombies are harder or the maps are larger and more cluttered or what but it just doesn’t have that same feel to me. However, since I am starting to grow tired of the same hum drum MP in COD:Black Ops maybe I will have to get back into Zombies and see if I can work through what is bugging me. There is definitely a fun factor there but it just doesn’t seem like it was before.