I believe you are correct, because my gut said the same thing. I'm REALLY glad he made it into the lineup. Everything about this game is looking like it's just a dreamy combination of everything we've been wanting from the series. I really hope that the story mode delivers for everyone, because I got totally crushed by SCV over that.
The talk of Portals makes me pretty sure that he's not the only guest character that we'll be seeing. It'll be interesting to see if we get more characters like Geralt that'll be multi-platform guest characters.
Also still kinda surprised that he was announced before a lot of the rest of the roster.
The intro text, "Fissures between this universe and another appeared all around. From there emerged the variants" sounds a lot more like a general introduction to the mechanic by which the guest characters will be arriving, rather than something Geralt-specific though.
Bandai-Namco is gonna bringing the current build of Soul Calibur VI for Max to play live on stream on Friday, after E3. He's gonna stream and VOD the whole thing, but if you wanna check it out with some really awesome dudes who know their whit when it comes to fighting games, you're gonna wanna check it out when he streams it.
He's been a really close-knit part of the fighting game community for a REALLY long damn time, and has been doing that stuff for over a decade. That's why his channel is THE biggest fighting game channel on YouTube / hub on the internet. He built all the connections he's got with a metric shitton of devotion to what he does. He works his ass off to provide coverage of games, streams regularly, and has a reputation for being really level-headed about how he covers things.
I still feel like the best thing that covers him this is his video from two years ago:
So that was two years ago. Today his YouTube channel is at 840,000 Subs, and he has >500,000 followers on Twitch. He is a MASSIVE pillar to the fighting game community in a way that nobody else is, and his passion and professionalism has only continued to enhance that and open doors for him. And really, I can't think of anybody better suited to it.