Astral Projection (ゆうたい りだつ Yuutai Ridatsu) is one of the two new abilities that Firebrand can obtain in Makaimura Gaiden: The Demon Darkness that are not present in Gargoyle's Quest II. By pressing the Select button, Firebrand will temporarily release his soul from his body to scout nearby areas. Time stops while this ability is in use, and Firebrand's soul can't be harmed, so Firebrand is free of danger while using it.
This ability is optional and is not required to complete the game. It is obtained by completing the new jungle stage located in the desert to the south of Topete.