Wraith’s design wasn’t always so elegant and purty. Infact the original concept for the Wraith is like something straight out of a horror film taken by Capcom to refurbish in a Resident Evil game that’s been spit out Dead Space.
So one day the devs were like, yeah let’s try something else, this is getting too creepy. By putting the monster in a more feminine and human silhouette form they have made a beautiful monster straight out of wet dreams.
the ultimate form
Here’s an article of Jon talking about the Wraith’s feminine design. [Go to games.on]
There’s also somewhere floating in the Sexy Wraith or Evolution of EVOLVE thread where one the people from the team said something about how they really looked into the Species monster/aliens(errr which is it?) as a referral point.
This one looks closer to the Kraken than any of the last Species aliens or Wraith. Probably because it wasn’t design by the first two people.
At this point of the development process, they wanted the monster feel more relatable so made them more humanoid.
So in comes our buddy.
The beautiful Xenomorph have very clear influence on both the design of final Kraken and Wraith.