Zynga Gets $150M From SoftBank, Launches In Japan

San Francisco-based social gaming developer Zynga and investor Softbank announced late last night that the two are in a joint venture, to develop and distribute social games across Japan. Along with the deal, the two said that Softbank has invested $150M in Zynga. Zynga said the joint venture will be its first foray into the Internet and mobile market in Japan. The new venture will be based in Tokyo, and be called Zynga Japan. More information »